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.

The resources are delivered in partnership with zoos, aquaria and museums across the country with support from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Chief Science Advisor, Juliet Gerrard.

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
Overfishing and sustainable fishing

Overfishing and sustainable fishing

He tai moana, he tai ika,He tai timu, he ika nunumi

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Marine ecology

Marine ecology

He kura kainga te moana, he kura huna te moana

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Science and the sustainable catch

Science and the sustainable catch

Mā tō rourou, mā taku rourou ka ora ai te tangata

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Protecting the marine environment

Protecting the marine environment

He tapu te wai, he ora te wai

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Fishery management

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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Seafood supply chain and illegal fishing

Seafood supply chain and illegal fishing

Māu te taiata, māku te taiahiahi

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Fishing history

Fishing history

Ko Māui i huti i tana ika

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Ocean citizenship

Ocean citizenship

Ko āu te moana, Ko te moana ko āu

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Plastic ocean

Plastic ocean

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.

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.

Key calendar dates for teachers 2021

School term dates

  • Term 1: 1-9 February until 16 April
  • Term 2: 3 May until 9 July
  • Term 3: 26 July until 1 October
  • Term 4: 18 October until 20 December

Key ocean-themed calendar dates during school terms

  • Sea Week: 6-14 March
  • World Ocean Day: 8 June
  • World Fisheries Day: 21 November
  • Antarctica Day: 1 December

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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