Te Kawa O Tangaroa

Te Kawa O Tangaroa is an ocean-centred learning programme from the Marine Stewardship Council focussed on solutions to overfishing and how we can ensure our ocean is teeming with life. Designed for Years 7-10.

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Background

Our ocean is facing a triple threat of climate change, overfishing and pollution.

The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit on a mission to end overfishing with a vision of our ocean teeming with life for this and future generations.

Ocean literacy is defined as “an understanding of the ocean's influence on you and your influence on the ocean”.

Promoting ocean literacy ensures that our future leaders and shoppers are equipped with the knowledge to continue the fight to protect our ocean.

As we pass the baton to the next generation, education is key to generating greater understanding, urgency, and action to protect our big blue planet.

Project details

Te Kawa O Tangaroa is an ocean-centred learning programme from the Marine Stewardship Council focussed on solutions to overfishing and how we can ensure our ocean is teeming with life.

The programme provides teachers with free to use teaching and learning resources aligned to the New Zealand National Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (Maori Curriculum) and designed for learners in Years 7-10 of the New Zealand education system.

By working with partners such as zoos, aquaria and museums, the Marine Stewardship Council is also providing free teacher workshops to equip teachers with the confidence to advance ocean literacy.

What they hope to achieve

A key objective of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is to boost ocean literacy in the formal education sector. The aim is to create a new generation of ocean leaders by 2030.

With your help, we can promote ocean literacy in New Zealand for a shared vision of our ocean teeming with life.

Engagement

Teachers, students, and parents can visit msc.org/tangaroa to explore learning materials, Kahoot! Quizzes and the latest events.

MSC Global has created this toolkit for World Ocean Day World Ocean Day 2022 Toolkit.

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Te Kawa O Tangaroa

Find out more about the Marine Stewardship Council and the learning programme Te Kawa O Tangaroa