The first step in protecting and restoring local marine ecosystems is knowing what seaweed species live in your local area and the roles they play in the marine environment. Students can use this data to inform subsequent restoration action.
These articles feature students’ efforts to monitor, plan for and create change in their local environments.
- Sediment and seashores – monitoring Otago Harbour
- Down the drain
- Bringing back the birdsong
- Students help restore mauri to the Oruarangi Stream
These resources are useful in helping students and educators plan for restoration.
- Environmental thinking and planning with ecosystem-based management (EBM) provides a framework (in Word) to consider how a local area of significance could be managed. It can form the basis for planning a local environmental project.
- Inquiry and action learning process uses freshwater monitoring as the context for inquiry, but the learning process, pedagogical suggestions and questions to consider can be readily adapted for the marine context.
Photo by Joe Warmington.