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Seaweed: An ocean of opportunity!

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Resources will be made available on the following dates:

February 9, 2021: Access curriculum guidelines, background reading and quizzes.

March 8, 2021: Explore people and places in field trip videos. Take part in a live web conference, where you can 'ask an expert'.

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Credit: Sustainable Seas Challenge - Alex Connelly.



About this trip

Seaweed aquaculture is the world's fastest-growing primary industry!

Did you know that over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods? Globally, the market value of marine and coastal resources and industries is estimated at $3 trillion per year or about 5 per cent of global GDP.

Travel online with LEARNZ and Sustainable Seas Challenge during Seaweek 2021 (March 6-14) to discover:

  • why seaweed is a wonder crop of the future
  • how local communities could benefit environmentally, socially, culturally and economically from a thriving seaweed sector
  • how research, science and innovation are helping develop seaweed aquaculture in Aotearoa–New Zealand.

Find out how AgriSea–a blue economy success story is one initiative turning seaweed into an ocean of opportunity. 

From the LEARNZ Sustainable Seas 2020 online field trip:



This online field trip supports a STEM-based, cross curricular approach to teaching and learning. Participation encourages curiosity, citizen-science and student inquiry.

United Nations.

UN SDG Goal 14

This online field trip supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially Goal 14: LIFE BELOW WATER: To conserve and sustainably use the world's oceans, seas and marine resources.




Sustainable Seas Challenge

The Sustainable Seas Challenge provides a holistic and inclusive way to manage marine environments and the competing uses for, demands on, and ways that New Zealanders value them.



LEARNZ online field trips support students and teachers to access the inaccessible, digitally transporting them to remote locations all over Aotearoa, Antarctica and beyond. Our trips are FREE to use!