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Experiencing Marine Reserves

EMR is a national programme of experiential learning about marine conservation under the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust (CC23406). EMR’s independence, professional delivery, marine reserves focus and provision of a range of learning styles make it unique within New Zealand. Since its introduction in Northland in 2002, EMR has expanded to 8 regions with a team of 30 coordinators nationwide.

EMR has guided snorkel experiences for 92,700 (132,500 including accompanying whanau and teachers) students in NZ marine reserves and over 23,000 people have been engaged in EMR organised marine conservation events. The total number of kiwi’s engaged in EMR is now over 180,000.