Welcome to Kāpiti Island
Manaaki Barrett from Kāpiti Island Nature Tours shares his knowledge about Kāpiti Island’s varied history. It is a history that extends from the land into the sea.
Why do we Need Marine Reserves?
Ben Knight shares his thoughts and opinions on the value and benefits of marine reserves. Do you agree with him? What other ideas do you have about marine reserves and the role they play in conservation?
Where's that Marine Reserve?
How do you know if you are in a marine reserve? Ben Knight describes several ways of finding out this information. So, there aren’t many excuses for getting it wrong and trying to fish in one!
Get your wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins on. It’s time to discover the underwater world of Kāpiti Marine reserve. Go to Andrew's Diary to identify what you can see.
Marine Metre Squared
Ben Knight shows you the equipment you need to do a Marine Metre Squared survey. Ben also takes you through the process of doing a survey. This video will hopefully inspire you to get out and have a go at your own Marine Meter Squared survey.
Become a Citizen Scientist
Nicole Miller talks about what citizen science is all about. Can anyone be a citizen scientist? Is the data you gather meaningful?
iNaturalist is another citizen science tool you can use to record your observations. This enables you to share information with science communities. Hear more from Nicole Miller about how these observations help with the bigger picture of biodiversity in an area, and other functions of the iNaturalist app.
Make your data count for MM2
Ben Knight explains the process of entering your Marine Metre Squared survey data onto the MM2 website. This gives real meaning to your data. Watch to find out more about the other opportunities MM2 provides.
Beach Litter Surveys
Ben Knight explains how the Sustainable Coastlines nationwide Litter Project works. It is a project that combines positive action for our marine coastline with citizen science.
Hear from some of the Kāpiti home school students what they find important about helping to keep their local marine environment clean. What other activities could you do that are positive for the marine environment?
Beach Litter Audit
Ben Knight describes how beach clean-ups with the Litter Project contribute to a bigger picture of litter. Using this knowledge, the aim is to change littering behaviour, and find solutions for reducing what becomes litter in the first place.
Making the Most of Marine Reserves
It is important to visit our marine areas and enjoy them. There are plenty of fun activities to do on our coastline that will help you appreciate what wonderful places they are. This video will help you reflect on the many good reasons for protecting our marine environments.