Help get us Moving! Support our marine education and conservation work with schools and community across Wellington.

By Zoe Studd

NZ $20,135 pledged


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Pledges will only be confirmed if the target is reached by: 19/12/2018 at 7:00 PM (NZDT)

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Help Get Us Moving! Support Our Marine Education And Conservation Work With Schools And Community Across Wellington.

Project 2018-10-24 11:05:52 +1300

Updates

ONLY $2700 to go and 36 hours! 

We've now also included a guided tour reward for $60 and dropped the price of our group guided snorkel to $600 for 12 people! Get your team out into the blue!  

Thanks for all your support Wellington!

 

Our Impact

 

Our programmes have big impacts on young people and help generate a deep connection to their local environment, helping them step out of their comfort zones, develop some great in-water skills and learn a heap of cool stuff along the way. 

 

We deliver our programmes at low cost to schools and fund-raise each year to reach communities and kids that might otherwise miss out - but the on-going costs of new snorkel equipment, petrol and vehicles are a big part of the expenses we need to cover for us to keep up our work connecting local kids to their waters.

Our Team

 

 

Our Team

The Mountains to Sea Wellington team has been working across Wellington for the past 10 years delivering the national Experiencing Marine Reserves and Healthy Harbours programmes for schools and communities. We also host heaps of free community snorkels in summer and have geared up over 15,000 snorkellers in the past decade. 

 

We want to help people connect to and care for their coastlines and to generate support for marine reserves, rahui and sustainable fisheries to ensure these amazing places and biodiversity are here for the future.

 

Kapiti college student snorkelling at Pukerua Bay

What we need

We work right across Wellington - from Kapiti to Wairarapa and to the south coast of Wellington. Currently our Coordinators personal vehicles in the Porirua and Kapiti region are filled to the brim with wetsuits, boogie boards, masks, snorkels and fins. They're all rusting to pieces and our backs are sore! We need a good long-term solution.

The wonderful folks at Billabong have done an amazing job building our prototype Wellington Trailer which was completed last year, but it's too busy to service the Porirua and Kapiti region too -  and that's where we really need your help.

Our existing Wellington Trailer

The second Trailer constrution is underway - but we're still fund-raising for just under half of the Trailer costs and we need a sturdy second hand 4WD truck to tow it. We've managed to raise $10,000 so far but we're still $15,000 short to complete the project, and are also seeking $5,000 to fund the maintenance, petrol, on-road and insurance costs to cover the thousands of kilometers our marine educators travel to reach schools across the region.

Help us out!

Thanks for considering helping us out. Your money will be put to good use and help provide many inspiring experiences for our regions young people. You'll also become part of MTSW's work and can keep up to date with our events and project stories, connecting with the conservation work young people are a part of in Wellington. We'd also love to have you join us for snorkel experiences and projects.

If we go beyond our target

If we are lucky enough to reach our goal we'll be sorted for our transport and equipment needs. If we manage to raise more this will directly go to helping provide low cost programmes to schools who would otherwise struggle to meet the costs. We'll publish and share those schools journey's along the way. 

You can also keep up to date with this summers delivery, community snorkle events and schools at our facebook page: Mountains To Sea Wellington

Comments

Updates 2

THANK YOU! We Made it!

20/12/2018 at 8:31 AM

Dear Pledgers, 

WE can't tell you enough how amazing you all are! We look forward to getting the details from Pledge Me so we can zoom your rewards out to you and see you soon for our community snorkels and splash mobs over summer.

Your contribution has made a massive difference to our programmes and keeping us moving. 

 

Nga mihi nui and Meri Kirihimete!

from the Mountains to Sea Wellington team.

 

$5000 to go! 6 days! Can we do it!

13/12/2018 at 10:36 AM

Thank you PLEDGERS!

You are AMAZING! We've raised $15,200 raised so far.  Thank you for your incredible support.

We've been having such a busy snorkel season the time has flown by, but with only 6 days to go there is definitely a bit of nail biting happening... If we can raise $800 a day for the next 6 days we'll be there!

This equipment will make a MASSSIVE difference for us - we don't have an office, we have our trailers and trucks and we go where the action is (out to our beautiful rivers and coasts). 

If you've a moment and you believe in our work, please share our campaign with friends and family - there are some great Christmas adventures to be had with us - wetsuit hire at the marine reserve, priority places and hot showers at the community snorkel days, guided tours and birthday parties. 

We've also got a super cool opportunity for corporate and birthday groups to spend an afternoon with us team building, beach cleaning, snorkelling, BBQing, story telling and soaking up the goodness of our coastline. It's just $800 for 14 people for an afternoon together.  A great way to bond your team or get out for an awesome birthday/group adventure.

We hope to see you at our Community Snorkel this weekend at Taputeranga Marine Reserve- Wellington on the 15th of December if you can make it. Conditions are looking great! Please check out the details at https://www.facebook.com/events/730708340598845/

A quick reminder to those NUDIBRANCH Pledgers - if you and your buddy want to make a priority booking for the Community Snorkel on the 15th Dec - please contact me on [email protected] with your preferred time and we'll set you up a guide and your other goodies! (this prize can also be redeemed at any of our other Community Snorkels in the new year too). 

    Pledgers 94

    St Theresa's School
    2018-12-17 16:06:19 +1300

    "Enjoyed working with you Whitebait Connection!"

    Elaine Hampton
    2018-12-16 10:55:14 +1300
    Zoe Studd
    2018-12-16 07:46:36 +1300

    "Thanks to everyone who came along and enjoyed our community snorkel day at Princess Bay, and for your generous donations towards our trailer. "

    Hilary Neighbours
    2018-12-15 21:04:27 +1300

    "We wish you every success in your fundraising campaign so you can continue to do the amazing work you do. Hilary & Tony"

    Hannah Newell
    2018-12-15 16:44:27 +1300

    "Karori West Brownies decided to donate some of their sponsor money as they think keeping our waterways clean is of upmost importance!"

    Caroline Campbell
    2018-12-15 14:38:10 +1300
    Kerry-Lynn Sorrell
    2018-12-15 14:34:13 +1300

    "You guys are awesome - we love your community days!"

    Emma Cameron
    2018-12-15 11:29:43 +1300
    Toni
    2018-12-15 10:27:49 +1300

    "Great job"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-12-15 09:43:34 +1300
    Fie Vidar
    2018-12-15 09:31:31 +1300

    "Love what your all doing! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-12-14 19:11:29 +1300

    "You do awesome work for our tamariki."

    Samara Nicholas
    2018-12-13 12:28:17 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-12-13 08:22:40 +1300

    "The work you guys do is very much needed. Good luck and all the best. "

    Dorothy Chan Ota
    2018-12-12 16:09:52 +1300
    Sarah
    2018-12-12 12:44:23 +1300

    "Great way to help people experience our wonderful marine environment "

    Cate Shave
    2018-12-12 12:32:02 +1300

    "Keep doing the great work you do!!!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-12-12 11:17:46 +1300
    Polly
    2018-12-12 10:21:41 +1300

    "Love your work, beautiful people <3"

    Katie Hutton
    2018-12-12 08:54:05 +1300
    Liana Stupples
    2018-12-12 07:37:44 +1300
    Alan Hucks
    2018-12-11 15:03:43 +1300

    "This is for my friend James so he can take a young adventurer with him snorkelling!"

    Zoe Studd
    2018-12-11 11:02:55 +1300

    "Fund-raising from School Celebration Day at Shorland Park. A huge Thank You to all the schools who took part! You can check out the photos at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.958667467854407&type=1&l=2a4579dbc5 "

    Brett Calton
    2018-12-11 09:42:49 +1300
    Brett Studholme
    2018-12-10 23:13:24 +1300
    Kelly Dare
    2018-12-10 16:11:20 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-12-09 22:08:20 +1300

    "Marvellous work and so many happy kids!"

    Olive Mulcahy
    2018-12-09 10:29:45 +1300

    "Thank you for the awesome experience we had last year looking forward to 2019"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-12-07 09:28:05 +1300

    "The work you guys do is AMAZING! My kids were so inspired after working with your team. All the very best for your fund-raising! "

    Guy Powell
    2018-12-06 00:33:10 +1300

    "Inspiring the world, kid by kid. "

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    Project 2018-10-24 11:05:52 +1300

    Updates

    ONLY $2700 to go and 36 hours! 

    We've now also included a guided tour reward for $60 and dropped the price of our group guided snorkel to $600 for 12 people! Get your team out into the blue!  

    Thanks for all your support Wellington!

     

    Our Impact

     

    Our programmes have big impacts on young people and help generate a deep connection to their local environment, helping them step out of their comfort zones, develop some great in-water skills and learn a heap of cool stuff along the way. 

     

    We deliver our programmes at low cost to schools and fund-raise each year to reach communities and kids that might otherwise miss out - but the on-going costs of new snorkel equipment, petrol and vehicles are a big part of the expenses we need to cover for us to keep up our work connecting local kids to their waters.

    Our Team

     

     

    Our Team

    The Mountains to Sea Wellington team has been working across Wellington for the past 10 years delivering the national Experiencing Marine Reserves and Healthy Harbours programmes for schools and communities. We also host heaps of free community snorkels in summer and have geared up over 15,000 snorkellers in the past decade. 

     

    We want to help people connect to and care for their coastlines and to generate support for marine reserves, rahui and sustainable fisheries to ensure these amazing places and biodiversity are here for the future.

     

    Kapiti college student snorkelling at Pukerua Bay

    What we need

    We work right across Wellington - from Kapiti to Wairarapa and to the south coast of Wellington. Currently our Coordinators personal vehicles in the Porirua and Kapiti region are filled to the brim with wetsuits, boogie boards, masks, snorkels and fins. They're all rusting to pieces and our backs are sore! We need a good long-term solution.

    The wonderful folks at Billabong have done an amazing job building our prototype Wellington Trailer which was completed last year, but it's too busy to service the Porirua and Kapiti region too -  and that's where we really need your help.

    Our existing Wellington Trailer

    The second Trailer constrution is underway - but we're still fund-raising for just under half of the Trailer costs and we need a sturdy second hand 4WD truck to tow it. We've managed to raise $10,000 so far but we're still $15,000 short to complete the project, and are also seeking $5,000 to fund the maintenance, petrol, on-road and insurance costs to cover the thousands of kilometers our marine educators travel to reach schools across the region.

    Help us out!

    Thanks for considering helping us out. Your money will be put to good use and help provide many inspiring experiences for our regions young people. You'll also become part of MTSW's work and can keep up to date with our events and project stories, connecting with the conservation work young people are a part of in Wellington. We'd also love to have you join us for snorkel experiences and projects.

    If we go beyond our target

    If we are lucky enough to reach our goal we'll be sorted for our transport and equipment needs. If we manage to raise more this will directly go to helping provide low cost programmes to schools who would otherwise struggle to meet the costs. We'll publish and share those schools journey's along the way. 

    You can also keep up to date with this summers delivery, community snorkle events and schools at our facebook page: Mountains To Sea Wellington

    Comments

    THANK YOU! We Made it!

    20/12/2018 at 8:31 AM

    Dear Pledgers, 

    WE can't tell you enough how amazing you all are! We look forward to getting the details from Pledge Me so we can zoom your rewards out to you and see you soon for our community snorkels and splash mobs over summer.

    Your contribution has made a massive difference to our programmes and keeping us moving. 

     

    Nga mihi nui and Meri Kirihimete!

    from the Mountains to Sea Wellington team.

     

    $5000 to go! 6 days! Can we do it!

    13/12/2018 at 10:36 AM

    Thank you PLEDGERS!

    You are AMAZING! We've raised $15,200 raised so far.  Thank you for your incredible support.

    We've been having such a busy snorkel season the time has flown by, but with only 6 days to go there is definitely a bit of nail biting happening... If we can raise $800 a day for the next 6 days we'll be there!

    This equipment will make a MASSSIVE difference for us - we don't have an office, we have our trailers and trucks and we go where the action is (out to our beautiful rivers and coasts). 

    If you've a moment and you believe in our work, please share our campaign with friends and family - there are some great Christmas adventures to be had with us - wetsuit hire at the marine reserve, priority places and hot showers at the community snorkel days, guided tours and birthday parties. 

    We've also got a super cool opportunity for corporate and birthday groups to spend an afternoon with us team building, beach cleaning, snorkelling, BBQing, story telling and soaking up the goodness of our coastline. It's just $800 for 14 people for an afternoon together.  A great way to bond your team or get out for an awesome birthday/group adventure.

    We hope to see you at our Community Snorkel this weekend at Taputeranga Marine Reserve- Wellington on the 15th of December if you can make it. Conditions are looking great! Please check out the details at https://www.facebook.com/events/730708340598845/

    A quick reminder to those NUDIBRANCH Pledgers - if you and your buddy want to make a priority booking for the Community Snorkel on the 15th Dec - please contact me on [email protected] with your preferred time and we'll set you up a guide and your other goodies! (this prize can also be redeemed at any of our other Community Snorkels in the new year too). 

      St Theresa's School
      2018-12-17 16:06:19 +1300

      "Enjoyed working with you Whitebait Connection!"

      Elaine Hampton
      2018-12-16 10:55:14 +1300
      Zoe Studd
      2018-12-16 07:46:36 +1300

      "Thanks to everyone who came along and enjoyed our community snorkel day at Princess Bay, and for your generous donations towards our trailer. "

      Hilary Neighbours
      2018-12-15 21:04:27 +1300

      "We wish you every success in your fundraising campaign so you can continue to do the amazing work you do. Hilary & Tony"

      Hannah Newell
      2018-12-15 16:44:27 +1300

      "Karori West Brownies decided to donate some of their sponsor money as they think keeping our waterways clean is of upmost importance!"

      Caroline Campbell
      2018-12-15 14:38:10 +1300
      Kerry-Lynn Sorrell
      2018-12-15 14:34:13 +1300

      "You guys are awesome - we love your community days!"

      Emma Cameron
      2018-12-15 11:29:43 +1300
      Toni
      2018-12-15 10:27:49 +1300

      "Great job"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-12-15 09:43:34 +1300
      Fie Vidar
      2018-12-15 09:31:31 +1300

      "Love what your all doing! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-12-14 19:11:29 +1300

      "You do awesome work for our tamariki."

      Samara Nicholas
      2018-12-13 12:28:17 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-12-13 08:22:40 +1300

      "The work you guys do is very much needed. Good luck and all the best. "

      Dorothy Chan Ota
      2018-12-12 16:09:52 +1300
      Sarah
      2018-12-12 12:44:23 +1300

      "Great way to help people experience our wonderful marine environment "

      Cate Shave
      2018-12-12 12:32:02 +1300

      "Keep doing the great work you do!!!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-12-12 11:17:46 +1300
      Polly
      2018-12-12 10:21:41 +1300

      "Love your work, beautiful people <3"

      Katie Hutton
      2018-12-12 08:54:05 +1300
      Liana Stupples
      2018-12-12 07:37:44 +1300
      Alan Hucks
      2018-12-11 15:03:43 +1300

      "This is for my friend James so he can take a young adventurer with him snorkelling!"

      Zoe Studd
      2018-12-11 11:02:55 +1300

      "Fund-raising from School Celebration Day at Shorland Park. A huge Thank You to all the schools who took part! You can check out the photos at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.958667467854407&type=1&l=2a4579dbc5 "

      Brett Calton
      2018-12-11 09:42:49 +1300
      Brett Studholme
      2018-12-10 23:13:24 +1300
      Kelly Dare
      2018-12-10 16:11:20 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-12-09 22:08:20 +1300

      "Marvellous work and so many happy kids!"

      Olive Mulcahy
      2018-12-09 10:29:45 +1300

      "Thank you for the awesome experience we had last year looking forward to 2019"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-12-07 09:28:05 +1300

      "The work you guys do is AMAZING! My kids were so inspired after working with your team. All the very best for your fund-raising! "

      Guy Powell
      2018-12-06 00:33:10 +1300

      "Inspiring the world, kid by kid. "

      Followers of Help get us Moving! Support our marine education and conservation work with schools and community across Wellington.

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 19/12/2018 at 7:00 PM.