Kia Ora. Explore ocean-themed education resources aligned with the New Zealand curriculum suitable for Years 7-10, including ocean lesson plans, videos, fact sheets, games, and activities.
Ocean lesson plans for the New Zealand curriculum
Explore a wide range of ocean lesson plans and learning resources:
- 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
Explore our hands on ocean literacy education resources aligned to levels 1-4 (NZ) and developed partnership with the House of Science.
It’s on! Play our Antarctic Marine Life Competition and be in to win a great prize.
Inspirational stories of real people doing amazing things around the ocean and sustainable 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.
Find ocean centred education resources relevant to your local area and the Aotearoa New Zealand ocean environment.
Explore our library of curriculum-aligned unit and lesson plans for teaching ocean centred learning topics relevant for STEM & Social Sciences.
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.
Explore resources that support Mātauranga Māori in the classroom.
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.
Let's Make a Deal with the Ocean - Education resources including lesson plan and Kahoot to support learning for World Ocean Day. Explore our World Ocean Day learning activities.
Unleash the fun in classrooms with our ocean and fishery themed Kahoot! Quiz games.
Most people have a tin of tuna in their pantry! Is your tinned tuna sustainably caught? Learn more these amazing fish and how to support the shift to sustainable tuna harvest.
Learn more about Ocean Literacy and download our Ocean literacy poster
Explore our library of short film clips. Perfect for the classroom and ocean centred learning.
A quarterly newsletter featuring the latest education resources, upcoming calendar dates, competitions and the very best ocean-related stories.
“Resources like this are 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.”
Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Kaitohutohu Mātanga Pūtaiao Matua ki te Pirimia
About Te Kawa O Tangaroa - ocean lesson plans New Zealand
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 with 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 [email protected].
Key calendar dates for teachers 2023
School term dates
- Term 1: 30 Jan - 7 February until 6 April
- Term 2: 24 April until 30 June
- Term 3: 17 July until 22 September
- Term 4: 9 October until 20 December
Key ocean-themed calendar dates during school terms