Posts tagged sea

Fish tales for holidays!!!

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Every creature has a story to tell…

Head to the Marine Science Centre in Portobello these school holidays to hear tales of daring deeds, find out why the spotty lost its spot, and how the sea cucumber got its name! Be thrilled by a spine-chilling story from the deep, and be spired to craft a tale of your own!

Click here to find out more information about the Aquarium, or pop your headphones on and listen to this great podcast about the awesome things you can get up to when you go for a visit!


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Lessons from a Melting Ice Cap…

From NZ to Greenland…and back!

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Check out this great film made by 3 Dunedin girls in 2007, and see how young people like YOU in New Zealand can start to tackle issues of climate change.

Contact with any questions or enquiries about how you and your school can get a copy of this amazing documentary!!

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Who lives in the deep ocean?

Environmental games for kids

Come on in and explore the Southern ocean with this interactive game, get to know which creatures lives in different depths of the ocean. Click on the image to start to play!

If you want to know about the Colossal Squid visit the Te Papa museum web site at :

Created by Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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Let’s play and save the sharks!

Environmental activities for kidsHelp save sharks like the Great White Shark with this game! Click on the image to play Predator Protector!

From Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Adventures is a web site where you can find cool underwater videos, marine screen savers, ocean adventure wallpaper and much more.

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Sea creatures Podcasts!

Picture 64Hey guys – as promised here are our audio podcasts from our trip to the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre in Portobello! The first one follows feeding the seahorses, as well as a number of other cool things you can do & see at this awesome location.

Additional Music:
“Spring 2008” by Architecture in Helsinki
“Skeletons” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Click here to Download and play the mp3 file from UniTube.

Picture 63The next clip is a poem called One Less Fish. This story creates an awareness of how we are losing our precious friends in the sea, and is read out by Tahu Mackenzie from the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre.

Adapted from Toff, K.M. and A. Sheather. 1997. One Less Fish. University of Queensland Press, Australia.

Additional Music:
“Nemo Egg” & “Field Trip” by Thomas Newman

Click here to Download and play the mp3 file from UniTube.

To subscribe to these podcasts in iTunes, choose “Subscribe to Podcast” in the “Advanced” menu and paste in the following url:

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A trip to discover Ocean adventures!

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Last weekend we took a trip to the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre out in Portobello. We went there to film and record some sound so we could start making a really cool podcast just for you guys (stay tuned – well make sure you can listen to it soon)!

While we were there we saw and learnt about seahorses, heaps of different fish, and even got to go in a submarine!!! It’s a really great place to go and visit any time of the year, so check their website out here for details.

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Fishy Fun

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Find out about your favourite fish and how to ensure it survives into the future! Loads of cool activities and yummy chocolate prizes!

When: 4th Jul 2009 – 19th Jul 2009
Where: NZ Marine Studies Centre & Westpac Aquarium Hatchery Road, Portobello, Dunedin
Price: Entry tickets
Visit the website here
Contact: NZ Marine Studies Centre & Westpac Aquarium
Telephone: 479 5826

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