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Seaweek - Mountains To Sea Wananga - Conference

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  • Fri 21 Apr ’17, 11:00am


Omaha Marae, 14 Omaha Blk Access Rd, Leigh


All Ages


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Theme: “Citizen Science” for marine and freshwater conservation action and education”

Purpose: An inspirational professional development and networking opportunity for all those involved or interested in freshwater and marine conservation.

- Provide a forum for marine and freshwater educators to network about education for sustainability initiatives and projects around science communication
- Provide professional development opportunities
- Provide a forum to discuss the effectiveness of existing and potential partnerships that foster action for marine and freshwater conservation
- Ensure strong delivery of the Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) and Whitebait Connection (WBC) concepts around New Zealand
- Raise the profile and value of citizen science whilst exploring what it actually is - workshop on what citizen science means for New Zealanders

Wānanga registration will include:
- Powhiri at 11am on Friday 21st April
- Marine & freshwater keynote presentations from Dr Victoria Metcalfe, Sally Carson and Dr Nick Shears
- Fresh wholesome meals and marae accommodation over the 3-day conference - wānanga
- Idyllic scenery at the location near New Zealand’s first marine reserve
- Marine and freshwater field trips including local conservation initiatives and attractions
- An opportunity to share your own project during ‘show n tell’, displays & facilitated workshops
- Inclusion of local residents, Tangata Whenua & conservation groups throughout the programme

Note: There will be an additional 1.5 days of specialist training workshops for Experiencing Marine Reserves & Whitebait Connection coordinators prior to the wānanga (Wednesday 19th and Thursday the 20th of April)

Previous wānanga proceedings http://www.emr.org.nz/images/emr/pdf/wananga-proceedings/2016-MTSCT-Wananga-Proceedings.pdf

Registrations essential - Early bird till 31st January 2017 $390 waged professional, $290 non-waged, student, teacher, not for profit (from the 1st Feb 2017, prices will increase by 10% to $319 and $429).

For more information, registration details and invoices contact:

Samara Nicholas (09) 433 8205 or 021 036 2019 or samara@emr.org.nz or visit the website to complete the online registration.

Please note that credit card payments options are possible via online but will incur an additional 5% charge of your registration fee.

Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust would like to thank the Tindall Foundation, DOC Community Fund, 2 Plus and Curious Minds for funding support. Also thanks to Ngati Manuhiri for supporting this wānanga.

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