Thanks to the Te meum (Terres et Mers Ultras-Marines) program and in partnership with the City hall of Moorea-Maiao, of the Moorea’s education department from the Direction of Primary School, and the PGEM foundation, Te mana o te moana is able to a renew for the 2013-2014 school year, an educational project regarding the 9-11 years old school chilren from the island of Moorea. Goals are to give a better understanding of our natural marine ecosystem (corals, fish, marine mammals and emblematic species like sea turtles…) in order to increase the children awareness towards the necessity of protecting our marine ressources. This project is devides into 3 steps. First of all, the policeman from the city hall is presenting the PGEM (Management Plan for the Marine Areas of Moorea) into the classeroom. Then, educators from Te mana o te moana are welcoming the chilren at the beach of Tiahamanu where they will invite the children to visit an underwater trail during 45 minutes.
At the end of the morning, school children participated to pedagogic activities before returning at school. As a souvenir of their learning, every child will get a booklet “Tohora, humpback whale how are you?”created to aim at a better understang of the marine mammals conservation. First animations were provided on December 04th, 2013 in the company of the school children from Haapiti Elementary school (see pictures) and will fiinished on May 2014.