Marine Education Wananga Conference
An inspirational professional development and networking opportunity for all those involved or interested in freshwater and marine conservation.
National Marine and Freshwater Education Wānanga Conference - Registrations now open
Saturday 26th – Monday 28th April, 2014 - Wellington - Te Whanganui-a-Tara
Kuratini Marae, Massey University
In partnership with the Island Bay Marine Education Centre
Theme “Communicating science for marine and freshwater conservation ACTION"
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 conservation action "engagement" with a wide range of stakeholders
Wānanga registration will include
- powhiri at 11am on Saturday 26th April
- marine & freshwater keynote presentations, including Dame Anne Salmond and Dr Alison MacDiarmid
- fresh wholesome meals and marae style accommodation over the 3 day conference
- marine and freshwater field trips including local conservation initiatives
- 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
- poroporoake and official closing at midday on Monday 28th April
- an additional day of specialist training workshops for Experiencing Marine Reserves & Whitebait Connection coordinators will follow the wānanga
Registrations essential $380 waged professional $280 non waged/student/teacher/not for profit
Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust would like to thank the Tindall Foundation and Department of Conservation for funding support.