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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

“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.”

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 - 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.

Te Kawa O Tangaroa - ocean lesson plans New ZealandOur 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