Our aim is to get kids the world over enthused about the beauty and diversity of our marine life. We want to inspire kids to enjoy and care for the world’s oceans. We’d like to thank the Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation for their massive help in enabling us to achieve our goal. They have been incredibly supportive in our journey and have generously backed us from the very beginning.

Bobby Stafford-Bush Foundation generously gave us funds to help produce our book and DVD in 2015 and we gave a free copy of both to every school in NZ and the Cook Islands.

In conjunction with the Hauraki Gulf Forum we created AR (Augmented Reality) posters that were distributed in the NZ Herald and then sent to every school in NZ with the NZ Education Gazette. 450,000 copies have gone out. We have created a free App (YOE Explore the Gulf) that you can download – then hold your device over the posters and videos will play.

We have been awarded a NZ On Air grant to create an Interactive Website. We are working on this in collaboration with Greenstone TV and an incredible team. This is being designed as the go-to place for kids to learn about the ocean. We are launching in late September … watch this space, it is a huge step forward for Young Ocean Explorers!

Steve has been making great use of his incredible camera – shooting epic footage for BBC’s Blue Planet 2 – due for release late 2017/early 2018.

Tracey Lambrechs