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Kākāpō t-shirt design competition

Unleash your inner artist and create an original design for a t-shirt to help protect kākāpō.

Event details

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  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Taranaki
  • Waikato
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Wellington
  • Southland
  • West Coast
  • Tasman District
  • Otago
  • Nelson City
  • Marlborough
  • Canterbury
  • Competition

Date and time

Competition closes Friday 27 July

Who for

10 - 15 year olds

Bug Lab

Hosted by Auckland Zoo, Bug Lab is a blockbuster science exhibition developed by New Zealand’s world-famous museum, Te Papa, with the award-winning Weta Workshop.

Event details

bug lab fotz
  • Auckland
  • Activity
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Now and ongoing

Who for

Families and children

Palaeoartistry With Julius Csotonyi

International paleoartist Julius Csotonyi shares how his scientific background has impelled him to strive to realistically restore the curiously alien environments and creatures that earth has hosted in its deep past.

Event details

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  • Taranaki
  • Workshop/Conference
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Sun 5 Aug, 3pm – 4pm

Who for

Everyone

Mad about Mars

This year, Mars will the closest to Earth since 2003, looking bigger and brighter than usual! Stardome in Auckland has a full line-up of events and resources to celebrate 2 months of stellar Mars-gazing.

Event details

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  • Auckland
  • Activity
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Throughout July and August

Who for

Everyone

Supervolcanoes supertour: 2018 Rutherford Lecture

Find out from volcano expert Colin Wilson what makes a supervolcano, how such volcanoes work and can be studied, and whether the next supervolcano eruption is likely to take us by surprise.

Event details

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  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Taranaki
  • Waikato
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Wellington
  • Southland
  • West Coast
  • Tasman District
  • Otago
  • Nelson City
  • Marlborough
  • Canterbury
  • Talk/Show

Date and time

Wed 25 July - Wed 12 September, evenings.

Who for

Aged 12 plus

Weedbusters film challenge

Win $1000 for your school with the Weedbusters 2-minute Film Challenge for Year 1-8 students. Get creative, learn heaps and help save the environment!

Event details

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  • Online
  • Competition

Date and time

Entries close 5pm Mon 1 October

Who for

Teachers and students in Year 1-8

Te Whaanau Maarama: The Heavenly Bodies

This ground-breaking exhibition curated by Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) experts shines the spotlight on Māori astronomy and examines the traditional Māori societal view of the night sky and how it is being revitalised in the modern world.

Event details

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  • Waikato
  • Exhibition

Date and time

Until Friday 13 July 2018

Who for

Everyone

iNaturalistNZ

Join iNaturalistNZ and take part in a new citizen science project! Help scientists keep track of plants and animals by using the iNaturalist app or website to record when and where you see them in your local area.

Event details

689 original
  • Online
  • Citizen/participatory science

Date and time

Now & ongoing

Who for

Everyone