Each year, MESA runs Seaweek to promote educational issues of relevance to the marine environment.
In 2010, the theme is ‘Oceans of Life – ours to explore and conserve’ in recognition of 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity.
Why Oceans of Life as the Seaweek theme?
Australia is a marine nation. We have one of the largest ocean territories in the world, and it drives our climate and weather, generates employment, provides food and resources, and offers lifestyle and recreational opportunities. (Source:CSIRO)
Australia’s oceans also support rich biodiversity which we aim to explore in Seaweek 2010.
Seaweek in 2010 can:
• Inspire and inform you about the significance and value of our marine and coastal environment.
• Initiate interest and actions for our marine and coastal environments.
• Introduce you to activities and events facilitated in some states, through our State Representatives.
• Provide you with educational resources available on the MESA website for your classroom based activities.
• Involve your school and community participation in marine studies and exploration.
Seaweek 2010 Competitions
Oceans Marine Art and Issues Primary School Art Challenge
There are separate competitions for K-2, Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6. The tasks include hand drawn sketches, paintings or Digital Artworks. The winner and runner up in each age category will receive a certificate, book and art material prize.
2010 Seaweek Banner and Ecard Photography Competition
MESA invites primary and secondary students to create art work with clear messages about our Marine environment. The theme of the work should tie in with the 2010 MESA Seaweek theme: “Oceans of Life; Oceans to explore, ours to restore”
There are two categories for this competition. Entrants can submit an original image for the Ecard category or draw, paint, glue, splash or sketch a full sized banner for the banner category.
Seaweek 2010 Ecards
Create your own E-card and share it with others during Seaweek 2010.
Select from our beautiful range of E-Cards and send a message to your Local MP, Council, marine park's Authority, Fisheries Department or Environmental Department about the need for everyone to take action and protect and conserve our wonderful ocean resources.
Why not email a E-card to a friend or family member and share your feelings about the ocean and its plants and animals.
See http://www.mesa.edu.au/webcards/ and click in the name of the card you like that will take you to a page where you can enter your card's recipient and your message!