Te mana o te moana organises trainings on marine environment and marine species, addressing various publics such as teachers, students or diving instructors, and also delivers public conferences on those themes.
For each demand and each case, a specific content is prepared in order to respond in the most adequate manner to the public’s expectations.
This is made possible due to the complementary skills and specialities available within the team: educators, marine biologists, scientists, veterinarians and divers. This enables us to answer any kind of demand in our field of activity. Some trainings have been so successful in the past that they are now planned every year.
For any demand about training or conferences, please contact us!
Trainings for students
These trainings are organised in partnership with the University of French Polynesia.
Te mana o te moana is in charge of the specific training part focusing on “Marine environment” within the University Diploma (DU) course: “Touristic and Cultural Guide in Polynesia”, and is also in charge of the entire content of the course “Initiation to ecoresponsibility”.
Trainings for nautic activities and tourism operators
These trainings sessions, focusing on marine environment, lagoon ecosystem and sustainable development, are organised usually in partnership with the Polynesian Youth and Sports Department, and are delivered to persons preparing:
- the Diving Instructor official diploma (Brevet d’Etat)
- the Va’a Instructor (Polynesian outrigger canoe) official diploma (Brevet d’Etat)
Trainings can also be of different sort, such as: workshops with the lagoon’s tourism operators on endangered marine species and marine ecosystem, training on sustainable development for hotel’s staff (in hotels working towards ecological certification), etc…
Each year, seminars are organized in partnership with the Ministry of Education, in order to provide teachers from primary schools with all information needed in order to develop a school project related to “sustainable development”.
During a half-day of training, the teachers learn about te mana o te moana’s educational programs, and experiment the educational tools (games, booklets, posters, etc), carefully adapted to the local context. A presentation of the marine biodiversity of French Polynesia (corals, marine mammals and sea turtles) is delivered to them, as well as a visit of the Sea Turtles Clinic.
To enable a better knowledge of marine environment and marine species by the population, te mana o te moana delivers public conferences on marine related themes (marine species, protection of environment, etc.).
Te mana o te moana also organises public conferences for the passengers aboard the cruising ship Paul Gauguin.
2010, November 15th-17th – 2nd National conference on Protected Marine Areas held in La Rochelle, France
2010, May 9th-12th – The fourth meeting of the World Ocean Network was held in Boulogne sur mer, France
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