Haere mai! Kaupapa Moana!

Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana is New Zealand’s annual national week celebrating the sea and is planned to take place from Saturday 6 March to Sunday 14 March 2021.

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Seaweek is hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) and coordinated nationally by Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre (MERC). Seaweek focuses on learning about the ocean because it is so important to all our lives, no matter how far you are from it! Our mission is about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connections with the sea! This is not just for children or those involved with formal education – it’s a time for all of us to get to know our ocean, its habitats, characteristics and inhabitants better.

We are using the following theme
Co
nnecting With Our Seas
Toi Moana ~ Toi Tangata

We would like to highlight the diverse connections and interactions we have with the sea which makes our lives so intertwined with the health of our ocean environment.

Whether you are a Seaweek veteran or this is your first time organising an event, no matter how big or how small, we are here to support and help promote your mahi! If you or your organisation would like to sponsor or support Seaweek 2020 please get in touch with us by emailing seaweek@merc.org.nz 

Seaweek comprises a wide range of events, activities, opportunities, competitions and calls to action. For example you could attend a guided snorkel or a beach cleanup, take part in a planting event or listen to a lecture to broaden your knowledge on various topics relating to the ocean. Our hope is that Seaweek opens your eyes to the impacts we have on our ocean and provides an opportunity to learn about things we can all do to help protect our seas.

Please stay tuned to see what is happening in your region for Seaweek 2021 – Subscribe to our Seaweek mailing list and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with all the news!

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