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Our Amazing Marine Life – Let’s Protect It

AUCKLAND MUSEUM - NZ UNDERWATER

Seaweek 2004
7 – 14 March

Our Amazing Marine Life – Let’s Protect It


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Seaweek is a week-long celebration of all things marine, providing fun and fishy events aiming to entertain whilst raising awareness of environmental sea issues.

In collaboration with New Zealand Underwater, Auckland Museum will play host to many of the activities. These include behind-the-scenes tours, a special marine display, children’s workshops, and a special Living Treasures Day packed with marine-themed events.

During the week, kids can create and build their own marine animal or plant, as well as take part in a special underwater drama. Visitors to the Museum will be greeted by a huge underwater image painted during Seaweek in the foyer by wildlife artist, Gordon Howard.

The Living Treasures Day will take place on Sunday 14 March, and promises to be a jam-packed marine-filled day for both young and old with live performances, lectures and kids’ activities.

Kids are invited to come dressed as their favourite sea creature or pirate and join in our fun and educational trail through the marine galleries, as well as take part in the marine-themed activities in our Discovery Centres. Learn how to be a real pirate and go on a treasure hunt with our special pirate workshop!

Adults can enjoy presentations by local marine experts such as our own Museum palaeontologist, Mike Eagle, who will hold a talk about shell fossils. There will also be a special documentary screening of “The Octopus’ Garden”.

There will be live performances, including sea shanty arrangements by David Hamilton, played by solo classical guitarist Bruce Paine.

See below for the full programme of Seaweek 2004 activities.

Calendar of events for Seaweek
Sunday 7th – 14th


Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday 7th


1.Workshop:
“Marine Menagerie”
Create and build your own marine animal or plant with Glenys Stace.

Auckland Museum
10:30am - 12noon
Oceans Gallery, 2nd Floor

Booking:
- Ph.09 306 7097
- Limit 15 children
- $10 charge
- Meet in the foyer
- 7+ years or younger children with adult supervision 2. Workshop:
“Marine Metamorphosis – Underwater Drama”
Learn to perform as a sea animal with Glenys Stace.

Auckland Museum
2:30pm - 4pm
Education room, 1st Floor

Booking:
- Ph.09 306 7097
- Limit 15 children
- $10 charge
- Meet in the foyer
- 7+ years, no adults please
Monday 8th
Weatherproof Indoor Rocky Shore Field Trip.
Learn about the awesome intertidal zone inside the Oceans Gallery with Glenys Stace.

Auckland Museum
10:30am – 11:00am
Oceans Gallery, 2nd Floor
Meet in the Matapuna Gallery Gallery tour:
“Maori Relationships With The Sea”
with Kipa Rangiheuea.

Auckland Museum
3pm – 4pm
Te Ao Turoa, 2nd Floor
(Maori Natural History Gallery)
Meet in the Natural History Gallery Aquarium Tour & Lecture
Come and see a real Giant Squid and look around the aquarium with Dr Steve O’Shea.

Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World
7pm
Day Morning Afternoon Evening
Tuesday 9th Weatherproof Indoor Rocky Shore Field Trip.
Learn about the awesome intertidal zone inside the Oceans Gallery with Glenys Stace.

Auckland Museum
10:30am – 11am
Oceans Gallery, 2nd Floor
Meet in the Matapuna Gallery Gallery tour:
“Maori Relationships With The Sea”
with Kipa Rangiheuea.

Auckland Museum
3pm – 4pm
Te Ao Turoa, 2nd Floor
(Maori Natural History Gallery)
Meet in the Natural History Gallery Lecture:
“The Secret Life Of Dolphins in Costa Rica” by Earthwatch Scientist Susan Caballero.

NZ National Maritime Museum
7pm
Auckland Viaduct.
Wednesday 10th Weatherproof Indoor Rocky Shore Field Trip.
Learn about the awesome intertidal zone inside the Oceans Gallery with Glenys Stace.

Auckland Museum
10:30am – 11am
Oceans Gallery, 2nd Floor
Meet in the Matapuna Gallery Gallery Tour:
“Maori Relationships With The Sea”
with Kipa Rangiheuea.

Auckland Museum
3pm – 4pm
Te Ao Turoa, 2nd Floor
(Maori Natural History Gallery)
Meet in the Natural History Gallery


Thursday 11th Behind the Scenes Tour of the Marine Collection
with Todd Landers.

Auckland Museum
10:30am – 11am
Oceans Gallery, 2nd Floor

Booking:
- Ph.09 306 7097.
- Limit 10 people
- Meet in the foyer
- Adults & supervised children Living Sea Creature Tour
with Brian Lawton.

Auckland Museum
3pm – 3:30pm
Oceans Gallery, 2nd Floor
Meet in the Oceans Gallery Free Diving Lecture, Diving Demonstration & Aquarium Tour
with Anthony Williams.

Kelly Tarltons
7pm – 9pm


Friday12th Behind the Scenes Tour of the Marine Collection
with Todd Landers.

Auckland Museum
10:30am – 11am
Oceans Gallery, 2nd Floor

Booking:
- Ph.09 306 7097.
- Limit 10 people
- Meet in the foyer
- Adults & supervised children Living Sea Creature Tour
with Brian Lawton.

Auckland Museum
3pm – 3:30pm
Oceans Gallery, 2nd Floor
Meet in the Oceans Gallery
Saturday 13th New Zealand Underwater Display
Learn about Marine Reserves.

Pacifika Festival, Western Springs
9am – 6pm New Zealand Underwater Display
Learn about Marine Reserves.

Pacifika Festival, Western Springs
9am – 6pm Sleep With The Fishes.
Sleepover at Kelly Tarlton’s

Kelly Tarlton’s
7pm – 9am
Sunday 14th Living Treasures Day
(See attached) Living Treasures Day
(See attached)

Week Long Events 7-14 March 2004

Marine art demonstration – by wildlife artist Gordon Howard, Foyer, Ground Floor
Websites and Marine Display - Matapuna Gallery, 2nd Floor
Treasures of the Sea Trail and Colouring Competition – at information desk, Foyer, 1st Floor
Living Treasures Day

SUNDAY MARCH 14 – SEAWEEK
“OUR AMAZING MARINE LIFE, LET’S PROCECT IT”


Make your own sand picture
(10am – 12noon) [T&T] 10:00 Create your own rainbow fish
(10am – 12noon) [W&W]
Learn how to be a real pirate and go on a treasure hunt at our funky pirate workshop.
(10:30am – 12noon) [FYR] 10:30
11:00 Listen to stories of mermaids and pirates with Tanya Batt.
(11am – 11:30am) [T&T]
Listen to stories of mermaids and pirates with Tanya Batt.
(12am – 12:30am) [T&T] 12:00 "Sea Stars, Sea Urchins and Seashells" Gallery Talk with Mike Eagle
(12noon – 12:30pm) [ORIG]
1:00 Listen to stories of mermaids and pirates with Tanya Batt.
(1am – 1:30am) [T&T]
Sea shanty arrangements by David Hamilton, played by solo classical guitarist Bruce Paine
(1:30pm – 1:45pm) [OG] 1:30
Make your own sand picture
(1:30pm – 3pm) [T&T] 1:30 Create your own rainbow fish
(1:30pm – 3pm) [W&W]
2:00 “Film Making in the Marine Environment”
A film and talk by Peter Crabb
(2pm – 3pm) [EDU]
Dr. Roger Grace provides you a stunning show of underwater images and talks about New Zealand’s marine reserves.
(3:30pm – 4:30pm) [APEC] 3:30
Catch Object Theatre Maestro, Oly Smart’s Roaming School of Purse Fishes ALL

DAY “The Octopus’ Garden”
A 40 minute film by Andrew Penniket and
Peter Crabb
Documents a journey of a female octopus from pea sized waif of the ocean currents, through to voracious predator. [MAT]
Websites and Marine Display
[MAT] ALL

WEEK Marine art demonstration by wildlife artist Gordon Howard
[FYR]
Treasures of the Sea Trail and Colouring competition – pick them up at the Information Desk
[FYR]

COME DRESSED AS YOUR FAVOURITE SEA CREATURE!

*LOCATION
[W&W] WEIRD & WONDERFUL – FIRST FLOOR [OG] OCEANS GALLERY – SECOND FLOOR
[T&T] TREASURES & TALES – FIRST FLOOR [FYR] FOYER – GROUND FLOOR
[ORIG] ORIGINS GALLERY – FIRST FLOOR [APEC] APEC ROOM – GROUND FLOOR
[MAT] MATAPUNA – FIRST FLOOR [EDU] EDUCATION ROOM – GROUND FLOOR

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