EMR is a national programme of experiential learning about marine conservation. EMR’s independence, professional delivery, marine reserves focus and provision of a range of learning styles make it unique within New Zealand. Since its introduction in Northland in 2002, EMR has expanded to 8 regions with a team of up to 20 coordinators nationwide.
Information + Experience + Action = EMR!
The aim of EMR is to raise awareness, understanding and involvement in marine conservation through provision of dynamic experiential environmental education opportunities.
Health & Safety - Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust - Experiencing Marine Reserves programme
Mountains To Sea Conservation Trust (MTSCT) - Nga Maunga ki te Moana
The Northland-based Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust was established in 2002, as a charitable umbrella and support organisation for the Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) marine education and Whitebait Connection (WBC) freshwater education programmes. These are both leading models in education for sustainability in New Zealand and now both available nationally.
The Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust – Experiencing Marine Reserves programme specialises in marine education. We can conduct a level 2, 2 credit, Snorkel Dive with Safety course for year 9 students and above, but the school must have consent to assess. If you are interested in increasing the skills of your staff or teachers you could consider gaining instructor skills and qualifications for guiding snorkel tours and becoming a EMR volunteer.