THE MERC EXPERIENCE
Since 1990, MERC has operated with the mission to provide safe, fun, high-quality marine environmental education and recreation experiences for 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.