Education & Outreach
The Last Ocean Charitable Trust are currently working on an educational resource to be released to New Zealand schools around September 2011. The resource targets students at the year 7/8 level and is a celebration of the Ross Sea. The science, history and beauty of this remarkable place are all explored.
The resource will include fact sheets and images about the Ross Sea and be presented in a form that can be used for projects and other curricular activities.
If you would like to use this resource in your teaching programme, please contact the Last Ocean Charitable Trust directly to register your interest - info(at)lastocean.co.nz
Presentations & Public talks
The Last Ocean team is often on the road telling the Ross Sea story through audio-visual presentations to both the general public and specifically targeted groups, with the aim of raising awareness and building membership of FOLO and gathering signatures for the petition.
We have been developing a number of Last Ocean ambassadors throughout New Zealand and the United States. If you are interested in hosting one of our ambassadors for a talk in your school or community, please contact us directly using info(at)lastocean.co.nz
Travelling Photographic Exhibition
Last Ocean co-founder John Weller will have an exhibition of photographs at the US National Museum of Wildlife Art from October 2011, generously sponsored by Ann Trammell.
John's views of the pristine Ross Sea in Antarctica offer a glimpse into the lives of wildlife that inhabit this remote region. From Emperor penguins to silverfish, seals and blue whales, Weller takes us on a unique journey above and below the ocean surface.
We are currently working on a proposal to have a travelling exhibit based on John's stunning photographs. This outdoor exhibition will be shown in public spaces in the main centres of New Zealand bringing the Ross Sea story to the public in a free, non-traditional way.