BAY OF PLENTY

DoC Logo SQThere will be Seaweek 2020 events happening in the Bay of Plenty and full details will be posted here as we receive them. Contact the Western Bay of Plenty Regional Coordinator: Nataalia Hemaima Lunson – email: nlunson@doc.govt.nz, phone: 027 536 6847 or the Eastern Bay of Plenty Regional Coordinator: Courtney Andrews – email: courtney.andrews12345@gmail.com if you’d like to organise an event.

Bay of Plenty Seaweek 2020 Events:

Seaweek inspiration poems Competition entries open 29 Feb & close Sunday 8th March

Marine Mammal Advocacy: SMART operator surveys focused on recreational boaties. 29th Feb 8am – 5pm back up day March 1st 8am – 5pm

Marine Education Toolbox for Teachers – Monday 2 March 4pm – 5pm

Celebrating Connecting with our Seas – East Bay REAP – 10 am – 12:30 pm 3 to 6 March

Oscar the Seal, take a selfie at Dinner in the Domain – Thursday 5 March 5:30pm-8:30pm

Oscar the seal at Coronation Park, Little Big Market, Maunganui – Saturday 7 March 9am – 2pm

 

 

What: Seaweek Inspiration Poems on why we need Marine Reserves

When: Entries open 29 Feb – close Sunday 8 March

Where: Limited to Western Bay of Plenty region

Why: Enter your inspirational poem about your local marine environment and what a marine reserve might look like to you and future generations.

How: https://www.doc.govt.nz/bop-poetry-competition

Winner Receives: A educational scientific marine presentation for your school facilitated by Discovery Through Nature and your own copy of the book Young Ocean Explorers Love Our Ocean. Top entries that cover one of these three subjects Friends of the Sea, Whales or Dolphins will receive a limited available marine education book photographed and written by award winning Kim Westerskov.

Judged by: The Marine Dream team at Tauranga District Department of Conservation Office.

Copyrights: No entries will be published without further discussions or permissions from the author. However, if permission is given, we would like to promote the winning entry to inspire others.

Conditions: limited to Schools the Western Bay of Plenty Region

Entry form:
Name:
Age and Class year:
School and school address:
Teacher contact:
Poem limited to one A4 page, sent in as a scan copy on Pdf. To email: nlunson@doc.govt.nz

Enter online DOC competition for the Western Bay of Plenty.

 

What: Marine Mammal Advocacy: SMART operator surveys focused on recreational boaties

Where: Tauranga Sulphur Point Boat Ramp.

When: 29th Feb 8am – 5pm back up day March 1st 8am – 5pm

Details: Skippers look out for the seaweek flag at the sulphur point boat ramp.

Participate in the SMART operator survey and contribute to a nationwide picture of how “we” behave around Marine Mammals and view marine reserves. This is not a test or compliance we just want to know what you know about Marine Mammals when you’re out enjoying time on the ocean. We will have some great handouts too!! To help grow your knowledge after the survey. Goal: we hope to get at least 100 surveys done, see you there! Link with more info. questions? contact: nlunson@doc.govt.nz

 

What: Marine Education Toolbox for Teachers

Where: Tauranga district DOC office 253 Chadwick road (or Skype in!)

When: Monday 2 March 4 – 5 pm

Details: Learn about the resources online to help you inspire your students about the ocean. A step by step introduction to help you plan fun interactive experiences for your students. From learning in the classroom, out into the field or just the school pool. Register for your attendance and more information. Website link to more information. Contact Nataalia: nlunson@doc.govt.nz

 

What: Celebrating Connecting with our Seas – East Bay REAP

Where: Several locations (see poster below for all details)

When: 3rd to 6th March 10 am – 12:30 pm

Contact: Jodie@eastbayreap.org.nz

 

 

What: Oscar the Seal, take a selfie at Dinner in the Domain

Where: Papamoa Beach Domain, Papamoa Beach Road, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

When: Thursday 5 March 5:30pm-8:30pm

Details: Oscar the Seal, is a large scale character model. He appears on special occasions for public appearances.

Sea week is an exciting time to pause and reflect on the beautiful creatures that depend on the sea. The seal is just one of the many unique mammals the Department of Conservation try to help, by sharing education and asking public to give wildlife their space. Find out more by visiting ‘Oscar the Seal’ and grab yourself a fun Seal selfie.

Website link to more information. Free. Contact: nlunson@doc.govt.nz

 

What: Oscar the seal at Coronation Park, Little Big Market, Maunganui

Where: Coronation Park, Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui

Event Date: Saturday 7 March 9am – 2pm

Details: Mount Maunganui is a popular international tourist destination for marine mammals such as humans, orca and dolphins. It’s also home to shore and sea birds like the tūturiwhatu/dotterel, Kororā/little blue penguin, tōrea/oyster catcher and tītī/petrel. Look out for Oscar the seal and find out more on how you can protect our unique native species.

 


 

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