Citizen Scientists wanted!

Family on shoreMarine Metre Squared is an easy way for anyone to survey the plants and animals living on their local seashore.

The NZ Marine Studies Centre, University of Otago, is encouraging everyone to participate in long term monitoring of their marine environment – the Marine Metre Squared. Anyone can take part – individuals, families, schools and community groups.

Take a moment to join the Marine Metre Squared project – it's easy and free….

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New Seashore Field Guide Activities

See the teacher's notes and educational activity sheets designed to complement the new Collins Field Guide to the New Zealand Seashore.

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Goals of the Marine Metre Squared

Marine Metre Squared is a new nationwide citizen science project that supports and involves communities in the monitoring of their local seashore…

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Science Capabilities for Citizenship

Find out how Marine Metre Squared links with the Nature of Science strand and develops science capabilities for citizenship on the Ministry of Education TKI site.

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Ngā Tini o te Waitai

This statement highlights the richness of the sea and the wonders of what a square metre of the seashore holds.

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Discover a New World

Zip, Flip, Click!   Three simple steps to set you on your way to discovering a new world!

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Science Skills for Mm2

Planning a field trip with your class?  This education programme will inspire your class to think like scientists and engage them in real life science.

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Workshops in your area!

Do you live in the Porirua or Kāpiti area?  Check out the Mm2 workshops coming to you soon!

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Marine Metre Squared Newsletter

Would you like to be kept informed about special discoveries, competitions, workshops and lots more?

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NEW Mudflat Mysteries Educational Activity Book

The NZ Marine Studies Centre has released a new educational activity book in time for Seaweek 2015. "Mudflat Mysteries" is aimed at Primary and Intermediate age children.

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Sediment and Seashores Project

What will be the impact of dredging and sediment disturbance on important rocky intertidal communities in the Otago Harbour?

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How do I Survey my Marine Metre Squared

Marine Metre Squared is an easy way for anyone to survey the plants and animals living on their local intertidal seashore...

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Attention Secondary School Science Teachers!

If you are a secondary school teacher you may want to get your senior biology students involved in a Marine Metre Squared Project called the NZ Seashore Transect Survey…

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