THE MERC EXPERIENCE
Since 1990, MERC has operated with the mission to provide life changing environmental education and outdoor experiences to all young New Zealanders.
Since our early days, MERC has expanded tremendously - delivering educational and recreational experiences in schools, in our community, and at our facility at Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve.
As a recognised leader in marine environmental outdoor education, we believe that nature is the ultimate classroom! That a full sensory experience of sand between the toes and a salty sea breeze is the best way to fall in love with and gain a respect for our natural environment.
At the end of each school term, MERC runs its School Holiday Programmes to engage young New Zealanders in learning about our natural environment in a way that feels a lot more like fun than it does education!
To learn more about MERC, visit merc.org.nz.