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.
Read our 2021 national promortional report
Tiakina Tangaroa - Care for the Oceans and Sea
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Services – Northland and Auckland
EMR coordinators offer guidance, direction and coordination of classroom exercises and field trips to the ocean. EMR seeks funding to provide the full EMR programme to schools. This involves investigating marine biodiversity via a classroom presentation, a pool session and snorkel in a local marine environment before venturing to a fully-protected marine reserve. After this experience, students are able to compare unprotected and protected areas and are encouraged to put their knowledge into action within the community.
Snorkel equipment provided
We also provide snorkel equipment, instruction, resources and snorkel risk management. For many students, it is their first time using snorkel gear. EMR snorkelling experiences require a 1:2 adult/student ratio for year 8 and below, the result being active involvement of many family and community members. Most aspects of Northland EMR full programme delivery to schools are offered for free thanks to sponsorship and support from a wide range of organisations.
What does it cost?
The estimated cost per school for 2 classes or 60 students for the full EMR programme as outlined above is $2600.00. This could be paid by on a ‘user pays’ basis by the school, a local sponsor or funding may be sourced externally in order to offer the programme free to the school. We have a waiting list for schools wanting the fully funded full EMR programme.
Introductory snorkel classes
In addition to the full EMR programme outlined above. EMR is interested in getting as many people as possible to ‘experience’ a marine reserve and the marine environment. EMR offers ‘once off’ introductory snorkel experiences (run in accordance with EMR snorkel Risk Assessment & Management Systems, EMR Kaupapa (looking & learning) and conditions outlined in the itinerary created for the task. We offer these experiences at marine reserves or locations of choice (e.g. as part of your school camp). Download our 'Once off' ocean snorkel experience flyer.
For casual ‘once off’ snorkel trips we charge cost price. We offer use of our snorkel equipment for FREE, when paying for our services. See our three cost models for EMR or email us now to request your quote and itinerary.
Cost models in the various EMR regions will be based on the above principles, but may differ depending on local circumstances.