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Sediment and Seashores, what are the consequences?

Schools, local groups and scientists are monitoring sites, collecting data and photographing marine communities in the Otago Harbour area. Over time this will show any changes to the species and habitats after dredging.

Organised by

University of Otago - Department of Marine Science

Project details

  • Otago
  • Oceans
  • Conservation
  • Ecology
  • Environment

Project duration

November 2015 - September 2016

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2015)
Participatory Science Platform

Te Moeone - Growing for the Future

This project brings community gardeners together with horticulture science partners to raise community expertise in heirloom vegetable cultivation and make use of the local marae community-based garden.

Organised by

Ngāti Tawhirikura Hapū

Project details

  • Taranaki
  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Agriculture/ Food

Project duration

November 2015 - June 2016

Funding awarded

$18,300.00 excl. GST (2015)
Participatory Science Platform

Project Ultra: Pekapeka in Purangi

Local rural schoolchildren explore the Long Tailed Bat population in Eastern Taranaki hill country to try and what is affecting the bats' preferred habitats and what impact human activity has on on these habitats.

Organised by

East Taranaki Environment Trust

Project details

  • Taranaki
  • Conservation

Project duration

November 2015 - April 2016

Funding awarded

$17,733.00 excl. GST (2015)
Participatory Science Platform

Investigating air quality with under-fives

Can we develop a tool to measure air quality that will be interesting and understandable by children under five years of age? Early childhood education centres in South Auckland are working with scientists on this challenge.

Organised by

Good Seeds Children's Centre

Agape Aoga Amata

Puna O le Atamai Aoga Amata

Le Malelega Lotu Talapa

Akaiti Mangarongaro Punanga Reo Preschool

Project details

  • Auckland
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Health
  • Environment

Project duration

October 2015 - December 2015

Funding awarded

$20,000.00 excl. GST (2015)
Participatory Science Platform