Love Rimurimu – an ocean of potential is an education and restoration project co-ordinated by Mountains to Sea Wellington (MTSW). The project is supported by experts and technical advisors from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Victoria University, Experiencing Marine Reserves, Te Aho Tū Roa and the Wellington Underwater Club. Visit the Love Rimurimu website.
The full education programme is a year-long inquiry that focuses on:
- seaweed diversity and its importance in the marine environment
- human impacts and climate change
- seaweed solutions and marine restoration
- taking action, sharing knowledge and reflection.
Educators can choose a shorter inquiry option and/or tailor the programme to meet student needs. In regions where the Experiencing Marine Reserves programme has co-ordinators, this can also be integrated with marine field trips and snorkels.
This interactive planner includes links to MTSW and Hub resources that will be beneficial in developing background knowledge and when planning for and taking action.