North Sydney Council has partnered with Sydney Institute of Marine Science to protect the endangered Sydney Seahorse. Children and families can help by diving into a fabulous free Art Activity Kit.

Children and families are invited to get creative and learn more about the Sydney Seahorse,  a North Sydney local, through the free Sydney Seahorse Art Activity Kit developed by Council, local artists and the Sydney Institute of Marine Science. There’s also a Stanton Library Reading Guide to complement the kit. 

Grab your colouring pencils and dive into sparkling Sydney Harbour to explore a hidden underwater world! Along the way you’ll meet Dr Dave, a marine scientist and Dawn, an endangered Sydney Seahorse who needs your help to save her home.

The Art Project is a wonderful fusion of a children’s community art program and marine conservation. Children can watch and colour Seahorses Dawn and Dusk in their romantic synchronised dance, discover and draw the Seagrass Meadows and learn what marine scientists are doing to help these endangered species.  

Children can then share their artwork with Council. Submitted works will be transformed into an underwater animation to help tell the Sydney Seahorse story. Children will be able to see their drawings come to life when the animation is exhibited at the Coal Loader in May 2022.  

The Project is a North Sydney Council project proudly delivered in  partnership with Sydney Institute of Marine Science, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, NSW Department of Primary Industries, University of New South Wales, and the University of  Technology Sydney. 

Visit Council’s website www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/seahorse to download the Art Activity  Kit, Reading Guide and simply: 

Journey – through Sydney Harbour and learn about the endangered Sydney Seahorse.

Create   – drawings inspired by what you’ve learnt

Share    – your drawings by 15 Jan 2022 and they’ll be brought to life with a magical underwater animation to be exhibited at the Coal Loader in May 2022.

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