Te Kawa O Tangaroa - ocean-centred learning

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

Explore our nine-topic series and discover ocean themed learning resources including lesson plans, videos, quizzes and classroom activities. Take your students on a journey and discover what makes a healthy marine ecosystem, what bycatch means, coastal communities and the effects of and solutions to overfishing.
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Topic 1

Overfishing, the Marine Stewardship Council and sustainable fishing - He tai moana, he tai ika,He tai timu, he ika nunumi

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Topic 2

Ecology - He kura kainga te moana, he kura huna te moana

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Topic 3

Science and the sustainable catch - Mā tō rourou, mā taku rourou ka ora ai te tangata

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Topic 4

Protecting the marine environment - He tapu te wai, he ora te wai

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Topic 5

Fishery management - Mā te kanae anō te kanae hei kōrero. Mā te tāmure anō te tāmure hei kōrero. Mā te pāpaka anō te pāpaka hei kōrero

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Topic 6

Seafood supply chain, jobs, illegal fishing & slavery at sea - Māu te taiata, māku te taiahiahi

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Topic 7

Fishing history, technology and innovation - Ko Māui i huti i tana ika

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Topic 8

Taking action, values, choice & responsibilities - Ko āu te moana, Ko te moana ko āu

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Topic 9

Diving deeper - Te Moana oruoru, te moana tuatea, tuarangaranga

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MSC Kahoot! quizzes

Unleash the fun in classrooms with our MSC designed Kahoot! quizzes - a game-based learning platform.

MSC Kahoot! quizzes

Have fun, take a dive into a topic, or assess learners’ knowledge and understanding with our quizzes. Designed to support our learning materials or to be used on their own.

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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.

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.

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