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Hawke’s Bay Seaweek 2021 Events

National Aquarium of New Zealand Seaweek Roadshow – A Story of Ocean the Penguin Wed 3rd – 11th March

“What’s My Waka” – CAN Seaweek Driftwood Sculpture Competition & Exhibition – Thurs 4th – Thurs 18th March

Become A Citizen Scientist with eOceans – Sat 6th March Onwards

Big Beach Clean Up Waitangi Regional Park – Sat 6th March 9 – 11:30pm

Nature’s Little Explorers – Mon 8th and Wed 10th March 10:30 – 11:30am

Napier Youth Council – BYOBB (Bring Your Own Bean Bag) Movie Doco Night – Mon 8th March 5:30 – 8pm

Dive into Books – Tues 9th March 11 – 11:45 am

Marine Culture Health Programme Lecture, presented by Napier Port – Tues 9th March 5:30 – 7:30pm

Royal Society Seaweek Lecture eOceans – Mobile Technology for collaborative and real-time ocean monitoring – Wed 10th March

Coastal Birds Of Hawke’s Bay – Informative Evening Walk and Talk – Thurs 11th March 5:15 – 7:15pm

Free Teacher Workshop – Te Kawa O Tongaroa, Ocean Centred Learning – Fri 12th March 10am – 2pm

Napier Port – Beach Clean Up – Sat 13th March – 6am – 8am

Sea Skills and Boating Safety Coastguard, Napier Sea Scouts and Hawkes Bay Canoe Club – Sat 13th March 10am – 1pm



National Aquarium of New Zealand Seaweek Roadshow – A Story of Ocean the Penguin

Date: Wednesday 3rd – Thursday 11th March  

Location: A bookable roadshow at your Hawkes Bay school. 

Contact: Karlie Letteducation@nationalaquarium.co.nz 

Our very popular Seaweek Roadshow is back for Seaweek 2021!
We present a FREE 30-minute interactive show in your classroom or school hall. This is an opportunity to learn how to make better choices to care for the ocean and its taonga.
This year’s roadshow is based on the story of the rescue, rehabilitation and release of a little penguin here in Hawkes Bay. 

Cost: Free  

Link: https://www.nationalaquarium.co.nz/conservation/nzaee-seaweek-2021/ 


“What’s My Waka” – CAN Seaweek Driftwood Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

Date: Competition deadline: Thursday 4th March, Exhibition dates: Friday 5th – Thursday 18th March  

Location: CAN – Creative Arts Napier, 16 Byron Street, Napier 

Contact: Lisa Fayenmanager@thecan.co.nz 

Competition entry deadline: 4 March
Exhibition dates: 5 – 18 March

To celebrate Seaweek, CAN invites you to take part in making your own miniature waka, vessel, boat, raft or ship from driftwood or found materials from the seashore, and entering the exhibition/competition to win some awesome prizes.
Make your piece as individual as you, using your imagination and flair. All entries will be displayed in our exhibition space for everyone to see and is open to all ages.  Announcement of winner/s: Friday, 19 March
Group collaborations and school groups welcome.
We look forward to seeing your entries on display at CAN. 

Note: Entry forms are available on the CAN website or from the CAN front desk. All artwork should be labelled and accompanied by a completed form. 

Website link: http://www.thecan.co.nz 

Cost: $5 entry fee  


Become A Citizen Scientist with eOceans

Date: Saturday 6th March onwards  

Location: Mobile App – Online  

Contact: Amy Stevensamy.stevens@nationalaquarium.co.nz 

During Seaweek and beyond, download the eOceans app this Seaweek and help contribute to real time marine research whenever you are near, in or on the ocean. By simply downloading and using this mobile phone app, you will have the opportunity to join a global science initiative to help track the health of the world’s oceans and marine life, just by logging what you see. This can be from the animals and plant life, to human activity and pollution and hazards in the ocean. 

Cost: Free  

Link: https://www.eoceans.co/  

Big Beach Clean Up Waitangi Regional Park

Date: Saturday 6 March, 9am – 11.30am 

LocationWaitangi Regional Park, Awatoto, Napier 

Contact: Hawkes Bay Regional Councilenviro@hbrc.govt.nz 

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council invites you to join them for their annual beach clean-up. This event brings in a great crowd of keen waste warriors. Over the years the kilos of waste have been continuing to reduce which is a great result for our environment. Please join us. 

Cost: Free  

Link: https://www.nationalaquarium.co.nz/conservation/nzaee-seaweek-2021/ 

 Nature’s Little Explorers

Date: Monday 8th and Wednesday 10th March, 10:30am – 11:30am  

LocationNational Aquarium of New Zealand, Oceanarium main hall 

Contact: Amy Stevens, amy.stevens@nationalaquarium.co.nz 

Ocean-centered early childhood education sessions. Come along and bring your little nature explorer to our early childhood session, aimed at 3-5 year olds. We will have ocean themed actives, nature play, arts crafts and stories to immerse your little explorer in the world of the ocean. 

EntryNational Aquarium of New Zealand friends and paying members of the public to the Aquarium 

Cost: Entry fee to Aquarium  

Link: https://www.nationalaquarium.co.nz/conservation/nzaee-seaweek-2021/ 


Napier Youth Council – BYOBB (Bring Your Own Bean Bag) Movie Doco Night

Date: Monday 8th March, 5:30pm – 8pm  

Location: National Aquarium of New Zealand  

Contact: Amy Stevens, amy.stevens@nationalaquarium.co.nz 

Bring your beanbag, your mates from school and sit back to enjoy a night watching the 2040 movie documentary, an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW. Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future would look like if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream.
Must be 14yrs+ to attend or bring a parent or guardian with you. 

Cost: Free entry, gold coin donation for popcorn and soft drinks available to purchase. Numbers are limited so first in first seated system operating. 

Link: https://www.nationalaquarium.co.nz/conservation/nzaee-seaweek-2021/ 

Dive Into Books

Date: Tuesday 9th March, 11:00am – 11:45am  

Location: Taradale Library 

Contact: Amy Stevens, amy.stevens@nationalaquarium.co.nz 

Come along and be immersed in an ocean themed story time at the Taradale Library. Will include enthralling stories, amazing facts and a chance to look at some natural history artefacts. 

Cost: Free  

Link: https://www.nationalaquarium.co.nz/conservation/nzaee-seaweek-2021/ 

Marine Culture Health Programme Lecture, presented by Napier Port

Date: Tuesday 9th March, 5:30pm – 7:30pm  

Location: National Aquarium of New Zealand, Oceanarium Main Hall  

Contact: Amy Stevens, amy.stevens@nationalaquarium.co.nz

A lecture presented by Napier Port around the Marine Culture Health Programme. The Marine Cultural Health Programme is a kaupapa (initiative), driven and undertaken by Ahuriri mana whenua, in partnership with the Napier Port. Through a unique and innovative cultural monitoring framework, applying mātauranga me ōna tikanga, traditional Māori knowledge. The programme measures and monitors the cultural and ecological health, a proxy for mauri, of the marine environment in and around the Ahuriri area, including Pānia Reef. 

A Bar will be open on the night for the audience to purchase refreshments before and after the event. 

Note: Numbers are limited so first in first seated system operating. 

Cost: Free  

Link: https://www.nationalaquarium.co.nz/conservation/nzaee-seaweek-2021/ 


Royal Society Seaweek Lecture eOceans – Mobile Technology for Collaborative and Real-Time Ocean Monitoring

Date: Wednesday 10th March  

Location: , National Aquarium of New Zealand, Oceanarium Main Hall. 

Contact: Belinda Sleight, belinda.sleight71@gmail.com 

Using a simple mobile phone app New Zealanders now have the opportunity to join a global science initiative to help track the health of the world’s oceans and marine life. The first project to use the eOceans platform, entitled Our Ocean in Covid-19, will collate observation data submitted by community members to determine what impacts changes in human behaviour due to the Covid-19 pandemic have had on the ocean and coastal communities.
Citizen scientists are being encouraged to record observations of human and animal activities whenever they are in, on or close to the ocean. Lead researchers will then collate and analyse data collected from around the world to identify local and global trends related to changes in ocean activity throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and into a new normal. The project may also establish a proof-of-concept as to how real-time, collaborative ocean monitoring can be used to break down barriers between academia, government, and at-sea stakeholders to support more inclusive progress toward managing ocean resources, economies and conservation in the future.

In New Zealand, eOceans is represented and championed by Dr Laura Jordan-Smith. Laura will describe the eOceans platform and mobile app, give us a demonstration, and discuss the power of citizen-sourced data for global ecological research. 

Cost: Gold coin donation  

Link: https://www.eoceans.co/project-covid19 

Coastal Birds of Hawke’s Bay – Informative Evening Walk and Talk

Date: Thursday 11th March 5:15pm – 7:15pm  

Location: Opposite the Westshore Hotel, 85 Meeanee Quay Napier 

Contact: Sally Chandler, enviro@hbrc.govt.nz 

Join our Terrestrial Ecologist Keiko Hashiba to learn all about the coastal birds that visit our region and the importance of wetland plants. The HB coast is an important breeding and foraging ground for many indigenous birds most of which are at risk of extension due to predation, habitat loss/degradation, disturbance from human activities such as recreational use including vehicle access, and climate change.
Register: Hawkes Bay Regional Council Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CHBDistrictCouncil/ 

Free Teacher Workshop – Te Kawa O Tongaroa, Ocean Centred Learning

Date: Friday 12th March 10:00am – 2:00pm  

Location: National Aquarium of New Zealand 

Contact: Amy Stevens, amy.stevens@nationalaquarium.co.nz 

Based on the brand new educational curriculum focused resource, that was designed and developed for Years 6 – 9 by the Marine Stewardship Council and is delivered in partnership with the National Aquarium of New Zealand. The session will be led by the Aquarium’s education team and MSC’s educator and learning designer. During this free to attend one-day training workshop, you will learn about what this engaging program has to offer you and your students, through presentations, tours, hands-on activities and lab-based experiments. 

Cost: Free 

Link: https://www.nationalaquarium.co.nz/conservation/nzaee-seaweek-2021/ 

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Sea Skills and Boating Safety Coastguard, Napier Sea Scouts and Hawkes Bay Canoe Club

Date: Saturday 13th March, 10:00am – 1:00pm  

Location: Meeanee Quay, Pandora Pond, Napier 

Contact: Amy Stevens, amy.stevens@nationalaquarium.co.nz 

Come down and check out each organisation, what we offer and how we interact with the ocean. Tour the scout den, Coastguard base and the rescue boat Celia Knowles. Find out how to become a member, volunteer, scout or leader. Bring along your togs and towel if you are keen to have a go at various water sports. 

Cost: Free  

Link: https://www.nationalaquarium.co.nz/conservation/nzaee-seaweek-2021/ 

Napier Port – Beach Clean Up

Date: Saturday 13th March, 6:00am – 8:00am   

Location: Port beach, Hardings Rd beach and the beach between the breakwater and the Soundshell. 

Contact: Amy Stevens, amy.stevens@nationalaquarium.co.nz 

Come along and join the Napier Port in cleaning up our local beaches.
Help to clean up the rubbish on the port beach, Hardings Rd beach and the beach between the breakwater and the Soundshell. With every bag you collect you will get a FREE coffee! 

Cost: Free 


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