Moanamana is a project that connects schools and kura with their local sailing club and supports ākonga to become citizen scientists to research the impact of pollution, climate change and overfishing on marine ecosystems.
Ākonga get involved in setting up local marine restoration projects to help establish a network of Blue Belt sites (to protect marine biodiversity and restore low stocks of
marine life) adjacent to yacht clubs and other water sports clubs around New Zealand.
Sailing clubs set up NZL Blue Belt sites in partnership with their community and cluster of schools around them. We have created a prototype site in Wellington and are underway with setting up the next group of sites around the country.