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Projects funded by Curious Minds programmes

Maths Craft in Class

Bringing Maths Craft to maths class! After a year of running University of Canterbury Maths sponsored festivals around New Zealand, UC is teaching mathematics through craft in workshops specially designed for students and teachers.

Organised by

University of Canterbury

Project details

  • Canterbury
  • Maths and Statistics

Project duration

February 2018 - December 2018

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Papa Taiao Predator Free Secondary

Innovative predator free courses will run with secondary school students in Wellington and Northland, integrated with the science and technology curriculum and NCEA, and tested for scale-up across New Zealand.

Organised by

Papa Taiao - Earthcare Active Ltd

Project details

  • Northland
  • Wellington
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environment

Project duration

February 2018 - December 2018

Funding awarded

$150,000.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Te Kura o Mōrearea o Papatūānuku o Te Tairāwhiti (Natural Hazard school)

To stimulate science and technology interest in Te Tairawhiti year 7-8 students and teachers, through natural hazards field-based courses delivered by GNS Science, iwi, schools and Gisborne District Council.

Organised by

Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited - Trading as GNS Science

Project details

  • Gisborne
  • Earth sciences
  • Technology
  • Science

Project duration

February 2018 - December 2018

Funding awarded

$150,000.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Aquavan - discovering our coastal connections

Travelling along southern NZ waterways, the Aquavan will immerse young minds in marine science, awaken curiosity with encounters with marine critters and investigate how actions upstream affect the coastal environment.

Organised by

University of Otago

Project details

  • Southland
  • Otago
  • Oceans
  • Freshwater
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Environment

Project duration

February 2018 - December 2018

Funding awarded

$66,330.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform

Experiencing Marine Reserves: Te Kura Moana. Mātauranga Māori informing Kaitiakitanga of the future.

Creating marine-based learning environments; Te Kura Moana. This project encapsulates Te Ao Māori, bringing together oral histories, cultural mapping and Mātauranga Māori to explore and inform kaitiakitanga of our oceans

Organised by

Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust

Project details

  • Wellington
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Oceans
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Environment

Project duration

February 2018 - December 2018

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2018)
Participatory Science Platform