Hauraki Gulf Monitoring Project
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Foundation North provided the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) with funding in 2017 for a citizen science seashore montoiroing programme in the Hauraki Gulf, Auckland using the Marine Metre Squared project as an extension of Seaweek 2017 into place-based action.
The Hauraki Gulf Monitoring Project (HGMP) is now entering its fourth year and we would love you to be involved! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information. You can also read through the reports prepared by the NZAEE below or have a look at some of the discoveries made by students involved in the HGMP under our 'Community Stories' section
2022 Hauraki Gulf Monitoring Project
Teresa Morrell will be leading the 2022 HGMP. Teresa is an educator with the NZ Marine Studies Centre and a PhD student in the Marine Science Department. She grew up West Auckland and has spent a lot of time on and in the waters of the Hauraki Gulf. Teresa introduces herself here. She is studying the effect of the chemicals associated with microplastics on the reproduction of small, but important, fishes and will be a great addition to the team. Find out about Teresa's research. For more information and contact details see the poster below.
Activities related specifically to the HGMP are included below. Further activities can be found the Mm2 resource page.
Activities for Primary Schools
Hauraki Gulf Monitoring Project Classroom Introductory Activities – Primary Schools
Activities for Secondary Schools
Hauraki Gulf Monitoring Project Classroom Introductory Activities – Secondary Schools
HGMP Reports 2022Annual reports on the progress of the Hauraki Gulf Monitoring Project (HGMP)
HGMP Reports (previous years)Previous annual reports on the progress of the Hauraki Gulf Monitoring Project (HGMP)
After studying invasives in class, students at Wentworth College went to Red Beach on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula where they found an abundance of the Mediterranean fan worm.
Rare finds in the Hauraki Gulf
In April this year, Wentworth college visited Polkinghornes Bay to survey the shore and find out what is living there as part of the Hauraki Gulf Monitoring Project.
Discoveries on Tindalls Beach
Get inspired by students from Wentworth College who had found numerous interesting creatures at their local shore this year!
Spengler's Trumpet Snail (Cabestana spengleri)
What is this snail? We had to ask the online community for their help
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