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Nelson region
- tailored programmes and special events

snorkel_boyAny of the education programmes can be extended and tailored to meet the interests of your class. We also run themed programmes and special events – for example the public dissection of a Mako Shark that was washed up, dead, on a local shore some years ago. Stay in touch with us to keep informed! Keep checking our website, and join our email list for regular updates.

Experiencing Marine Reserves (Mountains to the Sea Education Trust)

This programme begins by teaching the students how to snorkel in the school pool before taking them out to a local rocky coastline to see what is underwater. They learn about the fish and other marine life seen. Then another trip is taken to a local Marine Reserve and the two sites are compared. Our educator helps with this programme run in the Nelson Region. The Experiencing Marine Reserves organiser is Megan Wilson, phone: 027 663 8909.
For further information visit the Experiencing Marine Reserves website


Seaweek is New Zealand’s annual national week about the sea. Hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE), Seaweek focuses on learning from the sea. It’s about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew their connections with the sea!  Seaweek usually takes place in March.  It is an ideal time to have a marine education programme or organise a marine activity. For suggestions and ideas, contact Richard.
For further information visit the Seaweek website

Conservation Week

Start planning your activities for Conservation Week!  This usually takes place in the spring.
For further information visit the Conservation Week website


For Nelson region enquiries and bookings:
Richard de Hamel
Tel +64 21 462 326
(021 4 OCEAN)

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