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Te Kura Moana

EMR is a national programme
of experiential learning about marine conservation
Te Kura Moana - School of the Ocean

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Hands up !

Since 2001, EMR has taken 77,688 people through NZ marine reserves, we have guided snorkel experiences for 147,905 people. The total number of kiwi’s engaged in EMR is now 207,494!

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Summer Event Series

Experience the wonders of your local marine environment or marine reserve! EMR organised Community Guided Snorkel and Paddle Days around the country. We provide free hire for all snorkel/kayak/SUP equipment and provide experienced snorkel/kayak/SUP guides to lead your discovery.

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Info for educators

Plan your programme, download our curriculum resources, programme structure, success criteria (learning outcomes) and learning concepts.

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Marine Monitoring

With the multitude of pressures impacting our coastal marine ecosystems it’s important that we are aware of the changes that are occurring so we can respond appropriately. Our Reef Savers timed swim fish surveys provide a quick and simple method to measure the diversity and abundance of fish communities on shallow reef ecosystems.

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Kaitiaki Action Projects

After experiencing their local marine environment and the fully protected marine reserve, participants are encouraged to lead action projects and become kaitiaki of their marine environment.

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School of the Ocean

Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) is a national programme of experiential learning about marine conservation. Our programme empowers by providing hands-on experience in the ocean. The programme sets kids abuzz before progressing to developing their snorkelling skills in a pool then heading to the real marine environment. We increase awareness and encourage action and support for marine conservation.

Ten regions of NZ

8 regions

EMR has a team of 27 coordinators based in eight regions and two satellite regions. 

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8 regions

Express your interest in either a Casual Snorkel or Funded EMR Programme around Aotearoa.

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Kiwis guided through marine reserves
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Kiwis engaged in the EMR programme

Who we are

OM AA mediumEMR focuses on community engagement and marine conservation. We're committed to delivering safe snorkel excursions and we're adventure activity safety audit certified (AAO 534). The national expansion of EMR is based on a non-profit franchise concept. EMR is a programme of the charity - Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust (CC #23406)

Adventure activity certified

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Information for educators

manualPlan your programme, download our curriculum resources, programme stucture, success criteria (learning outcomes) and learning concepts.

 

 

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