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Win with Seaweek 2018

Win with Seaweek 2018

With only a week to go until the start of NZAEE Seaweek 2018 on Saturday 3 March the excitement is building and our national competitions for schools launch today.

Every school, teacher and pupil in the country will want to enter the Young Ocean Explorers Seaweek 2018 competition with over $20k of prizes on offer to the lucky winners. The contest will run from the morning of Friday 23 Feb - 5pm 11 March with 5 incredible prize packs for teachers, their classroom and their school up for grabs. Enter at

Seaweek National Coordinator Dr Mels Barton is excited at what’s on offer “We’ve never had such an incredibly exciting competition for Seaweek before. Young Ocean Explorers have taken this to the next level. Not only are they offering over $20k of prizes but schools get to explore their fantastic interactive website in order to enter - and we know that will get them hooked on the resources that offers to all teachers.”

Budding poets can enter the schools national poetry competition from Fish4all and be in to win a sustainable seafood BBQ for their whole class. Details on how to enter are on the Seaweek website at

There are also exciting and fun regional competitions to enter this year with great prizes on offer. For full details of all the events and competitions check out the Seaweek website at

Meanwhile, voting for the 2018 Seaweek Ocean Champion closes on 28 February and the competition is intense with 8 fantastic nominees vying for the prize of the equivalent of $500 towards their work. The winner of the award sponsored by the New Zealand Coastal Society will be announced at the Bill Ballantine Memorial Lecture: Antarctica and False Killer Whales on Thursday 8 March at the University of Auckland.

The theme for this year’s Seaweek, which runs from Saturday 3 to Sunday 11 March 2018, is “Toiora te Moana - Toiora te Tangata, Healthy Seas - Healthy People.

Seaweek is an annual marine education and engagement week coordinated by the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE). Seaweek 2018 is supported by Foundation North, Department of Conservation, New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (Otago University), Ministry for Primary Industries, Environment Canterbury Regional Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, The National Aquarium - Napier City Council, Wild for Taranaki, New Zealand Coastal Society, Young Ocean Explorers, Experiencing Marine Reserves and many local sponsors.

If you would like a high res version of the poster (attached) please contact Mels.


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