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NZAEE Seaweek 2021


Seaweek 2021: Toi Moana, Tio Tangata - Connecting With Our Sea's

New Zealand’s national, annual celebration of the sea is back and we want you to be part of it!

Hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE), Seaweek is about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to review their connections with our ocean.  For 2021 our theme is “Toi Moana, Tio tangata– Connecting with our sea’s”.

We welcome you to dive in and explore all the events on offer. See the full list of events below or download our poster

For more information, please contact the Hawke's Bay Regional Co-ordinator, Amy Stevens, at the National Aquarium of New Zealand on 06 834 1404.

 

4 March

Competition entry deadline: 4 March

Exhibition dates: 5 – 18 March

Facilitator: Creative Arts Napier

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. Entry to the competition is just $5. Announcement of winner/s: Friday, 19 March

Group collaborations and school groups welcome.

We look forward to seeing your entries on display at CAN.

Where: CAN – Creative Arts Napier, 16 Byron Street, Napier
Enter: Entry forms to be completed. All artwork should be labelled and accompanied by a completed form and paid $5 entry fee.

6 March

THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council invites you to join them for our 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. We welcome everyone to join us.

Time: CANCELLED
Register: Regional Council facebook page
Contact: enviro@hbrc.govt.nz.
Where: Waitangi Regional Park, Awatoto, Napier

8 March

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.

Time: 10.30am-11:30am

Where: National Aquarium of New Zealand, Oceanarium main hall

Entry: National Aquarium of New Zealand friends and paying members of the public to the Aquarium

Bring your beanbag, your mates from school and sit back to enjoy a night watching the 2040 movie documentary. 2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW. Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 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 addend or bring a parent or guardian with you.

Time: 5:30pm - 8pm
Where: National Aquarium of New Zealand
Entry: Free entry, gold coin donation for popcorn and soft drinks available to purchase. Numbers are limited so first in first seated system operating.

9 March

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.

Time: 11am - 11.45am

Where: Taradale Library (registration not required). 

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.

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Where: National Aquarium of New Zealand, Oceanarium Main Hall, Numbers are limited so first in first seated system operating.

10 March

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

Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

Where: National Aquarium of New Zealand, Oceanarium main hall

Entry: National Aquarium of New Zealand friends and paying members of the public to the Aquarium

 

Join Dr Laura Jordan-Smith as she discusses the new mobile citizen science app eOcean, a phone app now available in New Zealand, giving everyone the opportunity to join a global science initiative to help track the health of the world’s oceans and marine life.

Time: 5.30pm -7.30pm

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

Entry: Gold coin donation

11 March

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 extinction due to predation, habitat loss/degradation, disturbance from human activities such as recreational use including vehicle access, and climate change.

Time: 5.15pm - 7.15pm

Register: Regional Council Facebook page

Contact: enviro@hbrc.govt.nz

Where: Opposite the Westshore Hotel, 85 Meeanee Quay Napier

 

12 March

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 programme has to offer you and your students, through presentations, tours, hands-on activities and lab-based experiments.

Time: 10.00am -2.00pm

Where: National Aquarium of New Zealand

Registration: Visit National Aquarium of New Zealand website – Eventbrite link here for when loading to NANZ website page: Te Kawa o Tongaroa - Ocean centered learning registration

13 March

Unfortunately the Napier Port Beach Clean-up that was due to be held 6am-8am on Saturday 13 March is now cancelled.

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.
Time: 10.00am-1.00pm
Where: Meeanee Quay, Pandora Pond

3 - 11 March

Our very popular Seaweek Roadshow will be back for Seaweek 2021!

We will 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 it`s taonga.

This year’s roadshow is based on the story of the rescue, rehabilitation and release of a little penguin here in Hawkes Bay.

Registration: Registrations for your class are essential through the National Aquarium’s education team on education@nationalaquarium.co.nz

During Seaweek and beyond

Become a Citizen Scientist with eOceans

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. 

Learn more about eOceans and this citizen science app.

We can't wait to show you our world.

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Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm
(including public holidays)
last entry 4:30pm

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