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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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7 days ago

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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Happy Steps

Happy Steps

Voting for the Seaweek 2019 Senior Ocean Champion competition is now open until midnight Friday 1 March 2019. 

Click here to see all the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenges

VOTE NOW BY CLICKING HERE

We are Happy Steps early learning centre with children aged 0-5yrs and we would love to explore Seaweek. Our Seaweek plan is: Monday 4th – exploring Marine Metre Squared. Tuesday 5th – exploring the Science Learning Hub and hoping for a visit from Department of Conservation. Wednesday 6th – hoping for a visit from Ministry of Primary Industries and creating Seaweek activities and resources. Thursday 7th – collecting tuatua from Baileys Beach to use for seafood day on Friday in our fritters. Friday 8th – seafood day: Morning tea: shrimp and surimi salad smoked fish dip and crackers. Lunch: fresh fish bites home made hot chips and tomato sauce. Afternoon tea: mussel or tuatua fritters.

Senior Ocean Champion Challenge Name: Happy Steps into the future

Challenge description:  Caring for tangaroa kaitiakitanga. We are wanting children to experience an environment where they will develop working theories and make sense of their natural world. To take care of tangaroa and everything it has to offer. Extending children’s interest and knowledge around sustaining our kai Mōana and what it takes to look after it to become a kaitiakitanga of the sea. We will be undergoing Seaweek with lots of knowledgeable fun exciting activities and information for our tamariki and any whanau who wishes to join us. We will be sending out a news letter to parents and whanau inviting them to join our Seaweek extravaganza. We are hoping for visits from our local community organisations to join us and explain to us the importance of their jobs (DOC and MPI) we are also trying to get hold of our local Coast Guard to teach us the importance of water safety. We will measure success by the engagement of the tamariki, photos, learning stories and whanau contributions.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/Happy-Steps-Early-Learning-Centre-689748294500172/

Entry supported / validated by: Megan

Voting for the Seaweek 2019 Senior Ocean Champion competition is now open until midnight Friday 1 March 2019. 

Click here to see all the Seaweek 2019 Ocean Champion Challenges

VOTE NOW BY CLICKING HERE

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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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7 days ago

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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