Seabed Enhancement, also known as man initiated reefs, gives rise to many educational opportunities in areas that include environmental studies, marine research and corporate education.
A starting Mind Map of Seabed Enhancement, the theories behind it, video clips on the practicalities of how you can do it, and other connected resources is now available.
This outline of Seabed Enhancement has been produced with the support of Environment Bay of Plenty's Enhancement Funding.
The disc can be obtained by phoning or emailing REAF or contacting EBOP.
Many have contributed to the production of video clips and materials on the disc. We think the Seabed Enhancement story is organic and we welcome more contributions from you that might be suitable for the disc.
We would like the material to be as accessible as possible to as many as possible. The disc is available on donation 'koha'. As a guideline, $15 would cover the cost of materials involved and postage, and a $20 koha would help others less financial to access the material.
The Mind Mapping interactive media disc will be sent out to you on a dual layer DVD. It will play on most all computers. (8.5 GB of material).
Accessing the material requires you to install PersonalBrain software on your computer, which fortunately is a free download.
Learning from some else's experience is possible, but REAF deliberately offers interactive programs to get you involved in a hands on way. For many of us this is the best way of learning.
Our tours and workshops (aka voyages) should be considered suitable for secondary school groups studying in 'environment education', overseas students studying in NZ, organisational and coorporate staff.