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Science Journeys: From Ship to Showcase

The project will guide a team of young people to develop their own climate-themed science showcase for public display, based on the research carried out on an international science expedition.

Organised by

Otago Museum Trust Board

Project details

  • Otago
  • Earth sciences
  • Science
  • Environment

Project duration

August 2019 - October 2020

Funding awarded

$28,700.00 excl. GST (2019)
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School of Rocks

The School of Rocks will enable Waitaki schools to explore local geology using spatial technology, raise community awareness of local geologic heritage, and become kaitiaki of special geological sites within the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark.

Organised by

The Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trust

Project details

  • Otago
  • Earth sciences
  • Technology
  • Science

Project duration

February 2019 - December 2019

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2019)
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Geological hazards through the 'internet of things' and data science

Exigo Limited

Engaging young people (aged 4-16) with science and technology through participation in a project focussing on Otago’s geological hazards; getting hands-on experience of the “internet of things” and data science.

Organised by

Exigo Limited

Project details

  • Bay of Plenty
  • Otago
  • Earth sciences
  • Computing and robotics
  • Maths and Statistics

Project duration

February 2017 - December 2017

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2017)
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Far From Frozen: Antarctica & Us

Otago Museum Trust Board

Building on New Zealand’s strong connection to and passion for Antarctic exploration and conservation to inspire young New Zealanders, engage their families, and demonstrate the influence of Antarctica on climate and sea-levels.

Organised by

Otago Museum

Project details

  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Southland
  • Otago
  • Canterbury
  • Earth sciences
  • Oceans
  • Conservation
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Environment

Project duration

May 2016 - March 2017

Funding awarded

$114,000.00 excl. GST (2016)
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