Welcome to Sir Peter Blake MERC
Sir Peter Blake Marine Education & Recreation Centre is a not for profit Charity based at Long Bay, Auckland. We offer marine environmental education and outdoor experiences for Schools and other not for profit groups.
MERC can accommodate up to 85 people at any time for overnight stays and activities, and up to a total of 120 people per day.
A day programme consists of 3 activities on the day and instruction is given between 9am and 4pm. There is scope to organise short duration, single day and multi-day courses, and these are specifically developed to meet the needs of each group.
Our facilities have separate teacher/leader accommodation, multi-purpose hall, wheelchair access and large kitchen & dining facilities. We also offer conference facilities for up to 40 people overlooking the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve, Tiritiri Matangi Island and the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.
Create a project that has a positive impact on one of the categories in your school or community environment.
Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre in Long Bay uses the values of Sir Peter Blake in our everyday teaching . Drawing attention to the dangers the environment is facing, and changing our practices to preserve the environment are our main goals.
We would like to share this with your students by having a student-led team put together a project that shows innovative strategies to protect and preserve their environment. Prepare a one minute speech about your project . Present it to our guest judges on the day if you are chosen as a finalist, along with displaying your work.
For more information please contact our Marine Education Officer, Emma Coplestone, firstname.lastname@example.org, or for a copy of the flyer and application form please click here.
We would like to acknowledge some other organisations out there that do an amazing job advocating and protecting the environment.
Sir Peter Blake Trust www.sirpeterblaketrust.org
These guys not only recognise the leaders and potential leaders around New Zealand, they also recognise the importance of our coastlines.
Sustainable Coastlines www.sustainablecoastlines.org/
Sustainable Coastlines do an amazing job of teaching the importance of keeping our coastlines clear of rubbish as well as organising groups to actually get out there and do the cleaning.
Interactive Kids Website
Creature of the Week