2019 – 2021
ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP IN NEW ZEALAND
BLAKE launched its newest program BLAKE Explorers, a three-day experience to connect students aged 11 – 13 with the marine environment. Through activities such as snorkeling in marine reserves and estuaries, surfing, rock-pooling, walking nature trails, beach cleanups, and other outdoor activities, BLAKE aims to spark an interest for the students and inspire them to take action for the environment. BLAKE runs eight BLAKE Explorers programs annually through the New Zealand summer (October to March) for groups of students that have previously taken part in the BLAKE NZ-VR school program, that would not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in such activities.
BLAKE is dedicated to continuing Sir Peter Blake’s environmental leadership legacy.
BLAKE (formerly the Sir Peter Blake Trust) was established in 2004 and is dedicated to continuing his environmental leadership legacy, inspiring environmental passion in people through life-changing adventures and programs that follow in the footsteps of Sir Peter himself. The organization has a specific focus on inspiring and preparing people to lead a sustainable future for Aotearoa (the Māori name for New Zealand).
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