NZAEE Seaweek 2020

NZAEE Seaweek

Ko au te moana ko te moana ko au – I am the sea, the sea is me

Seaweek highlights the importance and diversity of life in our marine environments, and calls on Kiwis from all walks of life to look after Tangaroa’s realm.

We all contribute to taking care of our oceans for now and into the future.

Seaweek 2020 runs from Saturday 29 February to Sunday 8 March.

What's on during Seaweek?

We coordinate the calendar of events during Seaweek.

Here are some of the major events and activities in Canterbury:

Schools Seaweek Art Competition
The Seaweek Art competition this year is to create an artwork using what you find on the beach, in the estuary or sea.
  • How to enter: once created, take a photo of your artwork and share it with us
  • Closing date: 10 March 2020
Seaweek Art Competition Poster
Fish puppet workshop
Head along to a workshop facilitated by experienced puppet maker, Juliet Neill. Puppets made will be paraded during the World Fish Migration Day festival in May.
  • When: Saturday 7 March 2020, 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
  • Where: Ao Tawhiti School, 5 Mollet St, Christchurch Central
  • Cost: $10.00 per participant (Registration is required for this workshop)
What happens to plastic in the ocean?
Head along to see Anthea Madill, who will talk about the types of problems that plastic can cause and discuss some opportunities to reduce single-use plastic-type.
  • When: Friday 6 March, 11.30 am
  • Where: 50 Gloucester Street

Who endorses Seaweek?

The New Zealand Coastal Society will again provide the prize for the winning Seaweek Ocean Champion for 2020 - check out this year's entries on the Seaweek website

Our Youth Engagement team has a number of educational resources FREE to use.

Seaweek is supported by the following organisations:

In Canterbury:
Environment Canterbury Regional Council
Department of Conservation
Christchurch City Council
Black Cat Cruises
Canterbury Workers Education Association
AHA Bakery
Sir Peter Blake Marine Education
Recreation Centre NZ Fisheries
NZ Marine Studies Centre University of Otago
National Aquarium of New Zealand
Experiencing Marine Reserves
Foundation North
Young Ocean Explorers

More Information

Contact Jocelyn Papprill via email at or phone on 027 7030 772

For details of other events across Canterbury and New Zealand visit the Seaweek website and check out the "What’s on" section