Te Kawa O Tangaroa

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

New Zealand ocean themed learning resources

The resources are:

  • Curriculum Aligned (NZ National Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (Māori Curriculum))
  • Designed for Years 7-10 (STEM and Social Sciences)
  • Ocean and sustainable fishery focussed
A-Z of sustainable oceans & fisheries

A-Z of sustainable oceans & fisheries

Search our library of curriculum-aligned ocean-centred education resources by topic or keyword to find activities, unit plans, film clips, worksheets and PowerPoint slides.

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Resources to support local curriculum contexts

Resources to support local curriculum contexts

Find ocean centred education resources relevant to your local area and the Aotearoa New Zealand ocean environment.

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Unit & lesson plans for teachers

Unit & lesson plans for teachers

Explore our library of curriculum-aligned unit and lesson plans for teaching ocean centred learning topics relevant for STEM & Social Sciences.

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Te Kawa O Tangaroa curriculum (nine topics)

Te Kawa O Tangaroa curriculum (nine topics)

Take a deep dive into nine curriculum-aligned sustainable fishing & ocean-related topics. Designed for Year 7-10 and adaptable for Year 11-13 NCEA Biology, Science & Geography. Includes activities, unit plans, film clips, worksheets and PowerPoint slides.

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Resources to support Mātauranga Māori

Resources to support Mātauranga Māori

Explore resources that support Mātauranga Māori in the classroom.

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Antarctic ocean & fishery education resources

Antarctic ocean & fishery education resources

Dive into our library of Antarctic ocean centred education resources. Designed for Year 7-10 and adaptable for Years 11-13 STEM & Social Sciences. Includes activities, film clips, worksheets, Kahoot and PowerPoint slides.

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Virtual visits

Virtual visits

Supercharge your lessons by beaming an ocean expert, animal or experience into your classroom!

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Kahoot! quizzes

Kahoot! quizzes

Unleash the fun in classrooms with our ocean and fishery themed Kahoot! Quiz games.

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Ocean literacy

Ocean literacy

Learn more about Ocean Literacy and download our Ocean literacy poster

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Short film clips

Short film clips

Explore our library of short film clips. Perfect for the classroom and ocean centred learning.

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Resources like this are going to be absolutely pivotal in inspiring that next generation of fishers and of New Zealanders in general so that we have a shared vision for and appreciation of our incredible ocean.

Juliet Gerrard, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Kaitohutohu Mātanga Pūtaiao Matua ki te Pirimia

About 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 oceans teeming with life.

The resources are 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.

Te Kawa O Tangaroa

Our oceans are under immense pressure from pollution, climate change and overfishing. 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. 

With your help, we can promote ocean literacy in New Zealand.

If you'd like to get in touch to find out more about our education initiative, please email perya.short@msc.org.

Key calendar dates for teachers 2022

School term dates

  • Term 1: 31 Jan - 8 February until 14 April
  • Term 2: 2 May until 8 July
  • Term 3: 25 July until 30 September
  • Term 4: 17 October until 20 December

Key ocean-themed calendar dates during school terms

Partners

National Aquarium of New Zealand

National Aquarium of New Zealand

The National Aquarium of New Zealand offers a unique out of classroom visit with curriculum-linked practical learning activities for schools, in addition to virtual classrooms, digital and online learning resources.

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International Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre

With the Antarctic Academy at the International Antarctic Centre students see a purpose driven ocean centred literacy curriculum through online and hands-on learning. They fall in love with our Penguin Rescue centre which highlights the importance of the fragile marine ecosystem of New Zealand and the Southern Ocean. Our students leave wanting to take action to help save marine animals now and in the future. Contact: education@iceberg.co.nz

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House of Science

House of Science

House of Science develop relevant, bi-lingual resource kits for use in primary and intermediate schools. The kits come complete with teacher manuals, student work sheets, and all the material needed to carry out engaging science lessons. By working with the children of today we are helping to build a scientifically literate community of tomorrow.

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