There 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 027 536 6847 or the Eastern Bay of Plenty Regional Coordinator: Courtney Andrews – email: email@example.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 – 29th Feb 8am – 5pm
Marine Education Toolbox for Teachers – Monday 2 March 4pm – 5pm
Sea Week Screening: Seven Rivers Walking – Haere Mārire – Monday 2 March at 6:30 pm
Marine Life Photography Workshop – Wednesday 4 March, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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
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.
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
Age and Class year:
School and school address:
Poem limited to one A4 page, sent in as a scan copy on Pdf. To email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: De luxe Theatre · Opotiki
When: Monday 2 March at 6:30 pm
Details: Seven Rivers Walking | Haere Mārire documents a series of protest walks and talks along the rivers of Canterbury. The city rivers of Christchurch and the braided rivers of the Canterbury Plains are in trouble. Threatened by poisoning, plundering and encroachment – they are in crisis – and Cantabrians are getting upset.
For full details visit the facebook event.
When: Wednesday 4th March, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Meet at Bridge Marina, Mount Maunganui
Details: A meet and greet with fellow local photographers Nathan Pettigrew and Jamie Troughton to embark with them on an epic journey capturing some of the stunning marine life in the Bay of Plenty. A few ‘marine life hints and tips’ will be provided along the way! At just $50 per person, it is going to be a fantastic day, but there are limited numbers, so be in quick! Book at: email@example.com or call 021 0281 6079
Where: Several locations (see poster below for all details)
When: 3rd to 6th March 10 am – 12:30 pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.