Blowing minds to save our oceans

Produced by Better Ancestors

After Sir Peter Blake’s death, The Blake Trust was set up to continue his work educating people about the state of our oceans and getting them to do more to protect the marine environment. NZVR, a partnership between Blake and New Zealand Geographic, does just that by bringing the ocean to our country’s classrooms. It uses virtual reality to show rangatahi what it’s like under the surface, introducing them to issues like over-fishing and pollution and, ideally, inspiring them to take action.

As Blake’s Alice Ward-Allen says: “Often they ask us stuff that I have never thought of. Kids just think in such different ways. The reactions we get every day are completely different. The questions we get are always different as well. They’re the next generation, the ones who are going to have to step up and take care of our environment.”

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Episodes From This Series

Trawling for the truth

7 mins / 2021

Blowing minds to save our oceans

5 mins / 2021

Bringing regeneration home

6 mins / 2021

Counting carbon

7 mins / 2021

How to restore a wetland

3 mins / 2020

The avian election

5 mins / 2021

Greening the concrete jungle

5 mins / 2021

Tears of the albatross

5 mins / 2021

Candid camera

5 mins / 2021

Understanding Antarctica

7 mins / 2021

Aotearoa Water Action’s fight for water security

6 mins / 2021

A better way to build

5 mins / 2021

Ancient knowledge, modern medicines

5 mins / 2021

From waste to wonder

5 mins / 2021

The cloth works

6 min / 2021

Better beauty

5 mins / 2021

Guardians of the ocean

5 mins / 2021

The wisdom of fungi

5 mins / 2021

The call of the kōkako

6 minutes / 2021

Teaching green

6 minutes / 2021

The community saying no to waste

6 minutes / 2021

Wildlife.ai’s mix of ecology and technology

6 minutes / 2021

Tama Blackburn, Waitara Taiao

6 minutes / 2021

The Eco School – Pt.1

6 minutes / 2021

The Eco School – Pt.2

6 minutes / 2021

Tiny homes

6 minutes / 2021

The Native Forest Restoration Trust

6 minutes / 2021

Bay Bush Action

6 minutes / 2021

Refill Nation

4 minutes / 2021

Backyard paradise

6 minutes / 2021

From farmland to forest

10 minutes / 2021