«Together for the world ocean» is a project developed by Acroporis association and aiming at raising school children awareness on marine ecosystem protection. Since this project was launched in 2008, te mana o te moana has been an active partner for several consecutive years.
Creator of the program and in charge of its coordination, Acroporis non-profit foundation is very involved in ocean-related issues and very active in raising children awareness. Acroporis collaborates with scientists and specialists, and is an associate member of the World Ocean Network.
The classes involved in the project study all year long a theme related to ocean preservation. Local partners (NGOs or non-profit foundations) act as intermediaries between Acroporis and the classes. Their knowledge of local natural and social environment as well as logistics aspects is very helpful.
During the school year 2010, for example, a Second Grade class from the school of Papetoai, Moorea, was in relation with a Second Grade class from a school in Nice, France, to share information with the help of te mana o te moana. The goal was to create a newsletter, and to finaly meet during a video conference, celebrated on June 8th for the World Ocean Day.
Since 2008, te mana o te moana has helped several classes from Papetai School in Moorea with their Océansemble project.
To read more about the Océansemble project with te mana o te moana on Moorea (reports in French):