This year's theme is Toiora te moana, toiora te tangata - healthy seas, healthy people. It promotes thinking about the relationship of people (ngā tangata) to the sea (te moana).
This selection of ARB resources may be useful for incorporating some science into your Seaweek activities. The tasks can be completed either individually or in groups, and make good starting points for discussions about what makes a healthy ocean and how we can manage that.
Cleaning up the beach (LW2070) is a Level 3 matching activity that explores the impact of various sorts of rubbish on the plants and animals that live on a beach. It then asks students to prioritise which rubbish to take away first, justifying their decisions.
Living in the ocean (LW2061) is a Level 4 task that asks students to complete a drawing of things found in or near an ocean, and describe relationships between them. The focus is on interdependence in an ocean environment.
Pāua (LW2012) is a Level 4/5 resource that explores laws protecting pāua and the reasons for these laws.