Sustainable Seas – Essential for New Zealand's Health and Wealth
LEARNZ and Sustainable Seas ran a successful field trip in Seaweek 2018 in Tasman Bay. We are revisiting this field trip for Seaweek 2019. It will follow the same format, investigating the conflict between the many uses of our marine environment but will include new experiments and research from the Sustainable Seas research programme. Enrol now.
We are an island nation with very close ties to the marine environment. Our marine estate (New Zealand's exclusive economic zone or EEZ) is 20 times larger than our land mass. 75% of us live within 10km of the sea. We value the sea for its resources such as fisheries, tourism, oil and gas and shipping. We also value the sea for food, recreation and spiritual well being. Māori have long standing ancestral and other connections with the sea.
To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:
- our marine environment ecosystems
- different types of marine ecosystems
- what marine ecosystems do for humans and the environment (ecosystem services)
- cultural, spiritual, economic and environmental values
- our marine environment under stress
- ecosystem-based management (EBM)
- our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge
During this field trip you will:
- follow tweets from Shelley the LEARNZ field trip teacher
- travel to Tasman Bay in the Tasman District
- help scientists test a new digital tool which tracks how far plastics travel when they end up in the sea
- take a boat ride with researchers
- work with scientists to design experiments
- use instruments and technology to measure our marine environment
- investigate marine ecosystem services such as providing food, and removing pollutants
- meet and question researchers involved in the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge
- follow what's happening on the website and on twitter at #learnztrip
New Zealand (nationwide)
Kohia Centre – Educational Resources for Schools and Teachers
The Kohia Centre retail store has supplied a wide range of educational and teaching resources for over 20 years. These include: curriculum resources; educational publications; classroom support materials and teaching accessories such as stickers, borders, poster, etc.
Call us, visit our store or shop online. We offer a nationwide delivery service.
Kohia Centre, Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland, Gate 1, 78 Epsom Avenue, Epsom, Auckland 1023; ph (09) 623 8977; email: email@example.com
Shop hours: Monday to Thursday 8am–4.30pm.
Friday 8am–4pm (parking at Gate 2).
Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (TLIF) Regional Workshops
Proposals for the current round of the Teacher-led Innovation Fund are due by 27 February.
Visit our website for application materials www.education.govt.nz/school/working-in-a-school/scholarships-for-people-working-in-schools/teacher-led-innovation-fund.
We’re providing hands-on support for interested applicants through a series of regional workshops this month. It will be an opportunity for you to test your thinking, learn from previously funded TLIF projects, and have your questions answered.
If you plan on attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.