A Charitable Trust
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Environmental Education Programme for NZ schools
Sea Keepers was a New Zealand Charitable Trust established to promote a focal point for environmental education on all levels of the educational system and in the public domain. It ceased to exist in 1998. It was based on the idea that there are a wide variety of individuals, in all walks of life, who have dedicated their lives to taking care of the aquatic environment. These are the Sea Keepers. The Trust did three things:
Sea Keepers helped schools and communities join forces with the country's sea keepers to conduct community based environmental improvement projects. In 1996, our major programme was the Sea Keepers for Schools project, sponsored by the Telecom Education Foundation.
Sea Keepers for Schools offered NZ teachers and students the opportunity to talk with scientists and other experts about the health of our coastal waters, rivers and lakes. It also provided learning opportunities, classroom and field experiments that were integrated with the learning strands of the NZ curriculum.