Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. It is hosted by the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education and includes a wide range of events, activities, competitions and opportunities for action.
The theme for Seaweek 2017 is Toiora te Moana – Toiora te Tangata – Healthy Seas, Healthy People. It will run from Saturday 25 February to Sunday 5 March.
With 75% of New Zealanders living within 10 km of the coast, marine science need not be limited to just 1 week. Following is a sample of the Hub's marine resources. Use the Topics and concepts tab at the top of a page to find an even wider variety.
Below is a selection of unit plans and other teacher support materials that we have grouped under possible teaching topics.
Healthy Seas – Healthy People
Student activity: Tracking toxins
Human impacts on the sea
Timeline: Fisheries in New Zealand
Student activity: Nutrient impact experiment
Student activity: Fisheries role-play
Habitats and ecosystems
Young Ocean Explorers episode topics: harbours, kelp
Student activity: Where do I live?
Student activity: Estuary metaphors
Young Ocean Explorers episode topics: rays, crayfish, orcas, triplefins, Sandager’s wrasse, dolphins, kelp, turtles and sharks
The ocean’s chemical and physical processes
Student activity: Floating eggs
Student activity: Investigating sea water
Student activity: Water temperature
The ocean and climate change
Video: Southern Ocean carbon sink
Timeline: The ocean in action
Student activity: Ocean acidification and eggshells
Video: Revive our Gulf
Video: Mussels filtering water