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Projects funded by Curious Minds programmes

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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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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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)
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Whakatōmene: Matiu Somes Island

Rangatahi will discover their passion for science by learning about ecology, conservation & marine biology, by comparing their own backyard to Matiu Somes Island.

Organised by

Hutt City Council

Project details

  • Wellington
  • Oceans
  • Conservation
  • Science
  • Environment

Project duration

February 2019 - December 2019

Funding awarded

$11,060.87 excl. GST (2019)
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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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Tai Moana, Tai Ora – A Community Approach to Marine Sustainability and Resilience through Science

'Tai Moana, Tai Ora' will engage with tamariki of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Parehuia in their natural marine science environment to determine the health of their environment.

Organised by

Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited

Project details

  • Hawkes Bay
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Oceans
  • Ecology
  • Science
  • Environment

Project duration

February 2019 - December 2019

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2019)
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