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Projects funded by Curious Minds programmes

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

Spaceward Bound New Zealand for Youth

The University of Auckland

Providing an astrobiology field trip for secondary school students to highlights New Zealand’s geologic features and associated flora and fauna, and explore questions related to life’s origins and existence in extreme environments.

Organised by

The University of Auckland

Project details

  • Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Waikato
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Earth sciences
  • Space
  • Biology
  • Environment

Project duration

May 2016 - March 2017

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2016)
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