Be a Citizen Scientist!
All Ages

What’s living on our shores? How can we protect them? Spend a while helping to monitor our shores.


Help New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, Department of Conservation, and Sustainable Coastlines monitor the shore with Marine Metre Squared and Litter Intelligence. See what animals and seaweeds you can find, as well as collecting beach litter and sorting it into categories. In addition to collecting the data, time will be spent sharing your findings in a variety of ways.

Add to these important national databases, be a citizen scientist and earn a Kiwi Guardians Citizen Science Medal! These projects are ideal for nature enthusiasts, families, and schools. Although an outdoor event, if the weather is too rough even for rain jackets, the majority of the programme will be moved indoors. All ages welcome, children must be supervised.