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Projects funded by Curious Minds programmes

What’s that? Evaluating coastal ecosystem health using underwater soundscapes

As cities grow, so do impacts associated with noise. Using a novel approach, this project will evaluate Auckland’s coastal ecosystem health through the recording and analysis of underwater soundscapes.

Organised by

The University of Auckland

Project details

  • Auckland
  • Oceans
  • Freshwater
  • Science
  • Environment

Project duration

February 2019 - December 2019

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2019)
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Programmable Electronics: Digital Technology Learning through STEAMS Kits

STEAMS Kits engage youth in the rural districts with digital technology by providing them with an opportunity to learn and explore programmable electronics.

Organised by

Ministry of Inspiration

Project details

  • West Coast
  • Tasman District
  • Otago
  • Nelson City
  • Marlborough
  • Canterbury
  • Maths and Statistics
  • Engineering
  • Creative arts
  • Technology
  • Science

Project duration

February 2019 - December 2019

Funding awarded

$59,600.00 excl. GST (2019)
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Aquavan Action... Connecting Catchment Communities with Coastal Health

The Aquavan will travel from sea to source, engaging new audiences and building community skill in environmental monitoring and knowledge mapping, expanding the 2018 project, ‘Aquavan... Discovering our Coastal Connections’.

Organised by

University of Otago

Project details

  • Southland
  • West Coast
  • Otago
  • Canterbury
  • Oceans
  • Science

Project duration

February 2019 - December 2019

Funding awarded

$91,663.00 excl. GST (2019)
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Kaitiaki whenua: engaging kura kaupapa rangatahi in digital technology

Hoani Waititi rangatahi will utilise digital technologies to automate watering their edible garden and feeding their chickens. The project will strengthen linkages between te ao Māori and the digital world.

Organised by

Unitec Institute of Technology

Project details

  • Auckland
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Science
  • Environment

Project duration

February 2019 - December 2019

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2019)
Unlocking Curious Minds

Extreme Science II:Engagement in Aotearoa's Most Remote Communities

Extreme Science II builds on the success of the Chatham Islands science engagement expedition, to return and extend science outreach to Stewart Island, Bay of Islands and Aotearoa's remotest rural schools and communities.

Organised by

Otago Museum Trust Board

Project details

  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Gisborne
  • Southland
  • West Coast
  • Canterbury
  • Science
  • Environment

Project duration

February 2019 - December 2019

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2019)
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Exploring Careers in Geographic Information Systems and Unpersoned Aerial Vehicles

This project aims to introduce students to skills and showcase career opportunities in Geographic Information Systems and Unpersoned Aerial Vehicles through field trips and experiential learning during a multi-day camp.

Organised by

Massey University

Project details

  • Auckland
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Environment

Project duration

January 2019 - December 2019

Funding awarded

$29,620.00 excl. GST (2019)
Unlocking Curious Minds