Coasts & Oceans | Sustainable Coastlines

In Aotearoa, it’s not hard to find people that love the beach. But how much do we know about our coasts and oceans? We’ve put together the resources below to educate and inspire, bringing people closer to the beaches they love.

All of these resources are free to use! Use the button underneath the resources to download the content. Please credit the photographers where noted, and tag #ConnectWithNature and @sustainablecoastlines on social media.

We also want to see how you connect with nature. Check out our #NatureGivesMe campaign!

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Learn more about coasts and oceans

Videos, quotes, and facts to share

Te reo ocean words

Proverbs and quotes


Did you know?

Proverbs and quotes


Dive deeper!

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Connect with marine animals

In Aotearoa, we’re lucky to have a diversity of marine species enter our waters. Protecting them is a main motivator for people taking part in our beach clean-ups. Find out about some of these inspirational animals here.

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Colour for our coasts

Try this ocean-themed colouring in from PangeaSeed’s Sea Walls, a project that takes the pressing issues that the oceans are facing to streets around the world. They recreate the murals as colouring-in books to help people connect to the art and the issues at home.


Connect with your local beach

We believe that connecting with nature is also about connecting with the issues our environment is facing. That’s why citizen science is an awesome way to truly get in touch with your local beach. Find out more here.

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Check out some of our team’s recommendations for the best ocean podcasts and films. Learn about the threats facing our moana and be inspired by the fantastic world that lies beneath its surface.

Explore the rest of our Connect With Nature resources!

The production of the Connect With Nature content series was
made possible with the generous support of SC Johnson.