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We challenged everyone who attended a Seaweek 2019 event to submit an Event Report and tell us what they thought about it. Thanks to everyone who took the time to do that, we get some really useful data that we use to let our sponsors know how successful Seaweek is.

We did a prize draw from all those entries and the winner of the Participant Evaluation prize is Vicki Smith from Nelson who attended the EMR Cable Bay Snorkel Day.

The winning Event Coordinator is Jenny Baker from Napier who organised the Hawkes Bay Beach Clean-up.

The winning Regional Coordinator is Nataalia Lunson from DOC in Bay of Plenty West who put on a fantastic programme of events in her first year as a Seaweek Regional Coordinator.

All our winners will receive a copy of Sally Carson & Rod Morris's fantastic book The Collins Guide to the New Zealand Seashore, which is a must have for every home & classroom. Congratulations everyone! Huge thanks to HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand for donating the books for us to give away.
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Enter the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge

Enter the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenge

NZAEE Seaweek is delighted to announce that entries are now open to find our Seaweek “Ocean Champions” for 2019.

This year’s Ocean Champion competition requires entrants to undertake a specific Ocean Challenge to help solve a problem in the marine environment.

Junior entrants (under 16) will outline their challenge and blog or post about it online. Junior challenges must be completed by 21 December 2018. All junior entries will all be entered into a prize draw for a selection of fantastic spot prizes including a family pass for the Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari cruise plus a photo card (worth $500).

JUNIOR entrants (under 16) complete the entry form here.

 

Senior entrants will outline their challenge and voting will take place during February on the Seaweek website to choose the winner. Entries will close on Friday 21 December 2018. Nominees will all be featured on the Seaweek website and/or social media channels. The senior winner will be announced during Seaweek 2019 and will receive a prize package equivalent to at least $500 donated by the New Zealand Coastal Society to support their work. 

SENIOR entrants (16 and over) complete the entry form here.

Visit the Seaweek website at seaweek.org.nz to enter your “Ocean Challenge” and tell us your creative ideas for improving our marine environment.

 

Last year’s Ocean Champion was founder and Director of Experiencing Marine Reserves Samara Nicholas.

Seaweek National Coordinator Dr Mels Barton says:

“We are looking forward to seeing what creative ideas our ocean champions can come up with this year. There are so many people and groups working away quietly around the country doing their bit to protect our coastline and seas and it’s wonderful to be able to celebrate their work and share their stories. We hope everyone finds it as inspiring as we do, because we can all be ocean champions if we rise to the challenge we set ourselves”.

Seaweek 2019 will take place from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 March. The theme Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas” will highlight practical steps we can take to keep our coastline and seas healthy for all.

Seaweek 2019 will see more great opportunities and resources to inspire children and communities to get involved in citizen science.

Events scheduled around the country for Seaweek 2019 will include favourites such as ‘Farewell to the Godwits’ bird watching, clean-ups, adventure races, films, lectures and guided snorkeling, kayaking and stand-up-paddleboarding trips. If you are interested in organising an event contact the Seaweek Regional Coordinator for your area to discuss how they can support you. Their contact details and all events will be available on the Seaweek website www.seaweek.org.nz

The Seaweek team would love to hear what events your school or group is doing to explore next year’s Seaweek theme Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas” and help you with publicity and resources. Please let the National Coordinator, Mels Barton know your ideas and plans: mels@subliminal.co.nz

Seaweek 2019 is coordinated by the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) and supported by Foundation North, Department of Conservation, New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (Otago University), Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, The National Aquarium – Napier City Council, New Zealand Coastal Society, Young Ocean Explorers, Experiencing Marine Reserves, Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari and many local sponsors. 

 

 

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7 days ago

Sea Week

Te Atatu Intermediate School found an innovative way to stay dry while studying their @marinemetre2 identification guides in a downpour on the Orangihina Harbourview mudflats today. Great work team! #marinemetresquared #Mm2 #citizenscientists #citizenscience ... See MoreSee Less

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Sea Week

We challenged everyone who attended a Seaweek 2019 event to submit an Event Report and tell us what they thought about it. Thanks to everyone who took the time to do that, we get some really useful data that we use to let our sponsors know how successful Seaweek is.

We did a prize draw from all those entries and the winner of the Participant Evaluation prize is Vicki Smith from Nelson who attended the EMR Cable Bay Snorkel Day.

The winning Event Coordinator is Jenny Baker from Napier who organised the Hawkes Bay Beach Clean-up.

The winning Regional Coordinator is Nataalia Lunson from DOC in Bay of Plenty West who put on a fantastic programme of events in her first year as a Seaweek Regional Coordinator.

All our winners will receive a copy of Sally Carson & Rod Morris's fantastic book The Collins Guide to the New Zealand Seashore, which is a must have for every home & classroom. Congratulations everyone! Huge thanks to HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand for donating the books for us to give away.
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