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