National Marine and Freshwater Wananga
Every year The Whitebait Connection's umbrella organisation, the Mountains to Sea Conservation trust (MTSCT), hosts a National Marine and Freshwater Wananga to provide an inspirational professional development and networking opportunity for all those involved or interested in freshwater and marine conservation.
The wananga objectives are to:
• Provide a forum for marine and freshwater educators to network about education for sustainability initiatives & projects. (School and/or community based).
• To provide professional development.
• To provide a forum to discuss ideas on how we can foster and take more action for marine and freshwater conservation.
• Ensure strong delivery of the Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) and Whitebait Connection (WBC) concepts around New Zealand.
2013 MTSCT National Marine and Freshwater Wananga in Rawhiti, Bay of Islands
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Saturday 27th – Monday 29th April, 2013
Te Rawhiti Marae, Bay of Islands
Theme “Partnerships 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 & projects and to form effective partnerships
- 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 12 noon on Saturday 27th April
- marine & freshwater keynote presentations from Dr's Mike Joy and Rochelle Constantine
- fresh wholesome meals and marae style accommodation over the 3 day conference
- sunset gourmet beach barbeque conference dinner in the beautiful Bay of Islands
- 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 29th 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
For more information please contact:
Samara Nicholas - Programme Director of the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust
Home office: 09 433 8205 Mobile: 0210362019 Email: email@example.com
2012 Wananga in Raglan - presentations and proceedings:
Proceedings available here on Thursday 2 February 2012.
Presentations in order of appearance:
EMR presentation - Samara Nicholas
WBC presentation - Kim Jones
Show and Tell presentations:
Dargaville Intermediate (Growing trees for riparian restoration) - Diane Papworth
Update on proposed Mimiwhangata Rahui Tapu (Forst and Bird) - Alan Fleming
Survey conducted on Paua collection rules - Nathan Larry Hills (Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society)
DoC Education Strategy - Pam Crisp (Department of Conservation – Head Office)
Karen Baird - Pew Environment Group initiative to extend the marine reserve at the Kermadecs to 200 nautical miles.
Dr. Roger Grace on NZ’s marine reserves
New Zealand’s Whitebait species and innovative new fish passage and habitat restoration projects from the Waikato - Bruno David (Environment Waikato)
Outcomes of the Whaingaroa Harbour Care project – restoring riparian margins from the mountains to the sea - Fred Lichtwark (Whaingaroa Harbour Care)
Show and Tell presentations:
Arawai Kakariki Whangamarino Wetland Project/ Waikato River Project - Lucy Roberts (DOC)
Description of use of EMR/WBC to help facilitate ‘authentic learning’ context in Tairawhiti - Murray Palmer (Nga Mahi o te Taiao)-
Hauraki Gulf Forum’s community shellfish monitoring programme - Liz Ross (Auckland Council)
Outlook for Someday - Kylie McDowell (DOC)