In this recorded professional learning session, Lyn Rogers and Steve Hathaway from Young Ocean Explorers introduce some exciting marine teaching and learning resources and:

  • chat about Steve’s work as an underwater cameraman, his passion for the ocean and the importance of studying the marine environment
  • explore resources that support learning at all ages about different aspects of marine science – specifically from Young Ocean Explorers, the Science Learning Hub and the Department of Conservation
  • discuss how we can use these resources to engage our students in learning about the marine environment.

This was well worth it Steve – stories are so fantastic. It would be great to use your ‘stories’ for engagement with students.


Really looking forward to looking at the DOC resources.


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Slide number(s)

Video timecode

Introduction, welcome and purpose of the webinar



Steve Hathaway – an introduction



Why study the ocean?



Young Ocean Explorers



Who else is involved?



Investigating marine reserves



Being there – in the environment



Stimulating discussion and curiosity



Exploring values and perspectives



Some more SLH marine resources



Thanks and contact details



We encourage you to join our discussion about marine education and Seaweek – register in our online forum on Slack. In this forum we share and discuss ideas, and share resources.

Nature of science

This webinar looks at a range of resources that teachers and students can use in their inquiries about topics related to marine studies. Inquiry is a fundamental process underpinning the nature of science. Exploring socio-scientific issues and taking action where appropriate is the basis of the participating and contributing strand of the nature of science in the NZC.

Activity ideas

There are a variety of activities on the Hub that help students to get involved in marine science. These include Build a marine food-web, Making and using a quadrat and Introducing biodiversity. The Ethics thinking toolkit is also a great way of supporting students to engage with issues affecting New Zealand’s marine ecosystems.

Related content

There is a huge range of articles and teacher PLD resources to support both students and teachers on various aspects of marine science. These include Investigating life in the sea – introduction, Marine habitats, Classifying marine organisms, Project Hotspot – using citizen science to better protect coastal threatened species, Seaweek resources and Topic planners – marine resources.


We thank Steve Hathaway from Young Ocean Explorers for his involvement and enthusiasm in this webinar and for the use of his resources. We also thank the Department of Conservation for sharing their photos and their new resource Investigating Marine Reserves.


    Published 2 March 2018