experiencing marine reserves

Every alternate year during term 1,  the Dargaville Intermediate School participate in EMR (experiencing marine reserves).  During this unit they study the environmental impact pollution is having on our coast lines and marine life.  They also get an opportunity to observe the differences between an area that has been protected and those that are not.    At the end of this unit the whole school travel to Goat Island Marine Reserve and snorkle, observing the vast variety of fish and marine life.