NZAEE Seaweek 2021
Connecting With Our Seas | Toi Moana ~ Toi Tangat
Seaweek 2021 runs from Saturday 6 March to Sunday 14 March 2021.
It highlights the importance and diversity of life in our marine environments and calls on Kiwis from all walks of life to look after Tangaroa’s realm.
We all contribute to taking care of our oceans for now and into the future.
What's on during Seaweek?
We coordinate the calendar of events during Seaweek. Our Youth Engagement team has a number of educational resources free to use.
Here are some of the major events and activities in Canterbury:
This year's competition is to create a poem reflecting Seaweek’s theme of Connecting With Our Seas.
- Enter the poetry competition.
- Closing date: 14 March 2021.
A documentary by James Nikitine & Kerepeti Paraone, on the recent white-flippered penguin survey around Banks Peninsula. A celebration of community engaged to working together in protecting native biodiversity.
- When: Friday 12 March
- Where: International Antarctic Centre, 38 Orchard Road, Harewood, Christchurch
- Cost: $10 per participant - registration is required.
Seaweek is a great time to make a needle felted sea creature! Needle felting is a fun way to sculpt unspun wool into miniature 3D items. In this workshop, Elizabeth Sheid will teach you the basics of needle felting.
- When: Sunday 14 March 2021, 1.30pm – 4.00pm.
- Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch.
- Cost: $20 per participant - registration is required.
Head along to the WEA to listen to Paul Broady talk about the abundant and mind-boggling diverse marine viruses and the vital roles they play in the complex webs of life found from surface waters to abyssal depths and deep sediments of our oceans.
- When: Wednesday 3 March, 7pm–8.30pm.
- Where: WEA, 59 Gloucester Street, Christchurch.
A great line up of events has been organised by Uki Dele from the Timaru District Council.
Who endorses Seaweek?
The New Zealand Coastal Society will again provide the prize for the winning Seaweek Ocean Champion for 2021.
Seaweek is supported by the following organisations:
- Environment Canterbury Regional Council
- Department of Conservation
- Christchurch City Council
- Black Cat Cruises
- Canterbury Workers Education Association
- Sir Peter Blake Marine Education
- Recreation Centre NZ Fisheries
- NZ Marine Studies Centre University of Otago
- National Aquarium of New Zealand
- Experiencing Marine Reserves
- Foundation North
- Young Ocean Explorers