... to what kind of marine animal this eye belongs?
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Taputeranga Marine Reserve
We welcome any donations to assist the Marine Education Centre in its endeavours
Donations can be posted to:
Marine Education Centre
P.O. Box 20-001, Wellington South email@example.com
of the Centre's School Programme for 2007
you to come and visit us and explore the marine wonders of the Wellington Region's
unique South Coast at the Island Bay Marine Education Centre.
Marine Education Centre is now located in the historic Island Bay Bait House right
on the water's edge of one of the richest and safest rocky shores in the region.
The Centre's seaside location, its extensive displays of live local marine life,
and our knowledge and experience offer a unique opportunity for students and teachers
to learn about the biology, ecology, and conservation of the animals and plants
that inhabit the Wellington Region's varied marine environments.
programmes provide a highly stimulating educational experience for school children
of all ages. A typical programme includes a brief introductory discussion followed
by an interactive exploration of our extensive live marine-life habitat aquaria
and hands-on 'touch-gently' pool in the Bait House, and a supervised investigation
of rock pool life living literally on our front doorstep!
basic theme of our education programme is "Exploring the Marine Environment"
which emphasises gaining a hands-on appreciation and understanding of New Zealand's
unique rocky shores, promotes respect for and protection of its wide variety of
marine life, and acknowledges and explores the role of humans in the ecology of
this and other habitats.
our school visit programmes and activities are linked to one or more of the six
learning strands of the New Zealand Science and Technology Curricula, and activities
can be tailored to suit the needs of any age group. All our programmes are designed
to provide opportunities for students to enhance their learning skills not only
in science but in other essential learning areas as well.
programmes aim to de-mystify science and make learning fun while at the same time
instilling wonder and respect for the environment. We hope to stimulate visitors
to learn more and to leave the Centre asking more questions than when they arrived!
strongly believe that education is the best long-term environmental management
strategy available and that school students are our most important audience as
it is through them that an environmentally responsible society can grow.
Ms Judy Hutt
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