Nau mai, haraemai ki te Well being and te moana: a snorkel event for trans youth in Te Upoko o Te Ika a Māui – Taputeranga Marine Reserve Wellington, Feb 2022.
Join Gender Minorities Aotearoa and Mountains to Sea Wellington for an opportunity to connect, find calm, feel good, and have a heap of fun! We’ll be exploring the beautiful Taputeranga Marine Reserve on Wellington’s South coast, snorkeling with Mountains to Sea Wellington’s qualified snorkel instructors.
All instructions, support, health and safety management and equipment are supplied by Mountains to Sea Wellington. This includes a 5mm thick full length wetsuit and hood, mask, snorkel, fins and private change rooms. No prior experience necessary, we got you! This event is free to attend. If you want to bring a supportive friend or family member that’s totally welcome.
Our absolutely stellar snorkel guides will be on hand to guide you in your underwater adventures, getting you kitted out, answering any fishy questions you might have and generally looking after you whilst you take the plunge into the blue. This is an awesome opportunity to learn more about the fascinating array of sea creatures that seek shelter within the reserve’s protected boundaries right on our doorstep.
New snorkelers are of course encouraged, we love being able to facilitate peoples first snorkeling experiences. Don’t worry about equipment, we provide wetsuits, snorkels, flippers and masks. If you do have your own gear though, you are more than welcome to bring it along.
Once you register, you’re set to go! We will send you a reminder in January and make sure you’re all set. If we get more than 20 sign ups, we’ll create a waiting list for any future events and we’ll let you know in advance if you couldn’t get a place on the list this time.
Who: a group of up to 20 transgender people, aged 24 and younger. Please note the minimum age for participation is 8 years old, and people aged under 16 must be accompanied by a snorkeling adult. Adults accompanying a young person will also need to register.
When: 11 February 2022, 3.30-6.30pm (if the weather is bad we’ll move to Feb 18)
Where: Taputeranga Marine Reserve, Wellington.
What to bring: togs for under your wetsuit, a towel, sunhat, warm clothes and hopefully a sense of adventure!
Contact: For more info contact Gender Minorities Aotearoa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Mountains To Sea Wellington at email@example.com
Registrations are now closed over the holiday period – however we can still take a couple more registrations, so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re keen and we’ll send you the registration form in January.
If you’re under 16 years old
If you’re aged under 16, please have a parent or legal guardian sign the form below and email it to us on email@example.com