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The Air Science Circus page

A touring ‘circus’ of air-themed experiments and experiences will prompt schoolchildren to create collaborative data, art, and stories which will be virtually curated and shared to support peer-to-peer learning.

Organised by

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd

Project details

  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Otago
  • Canterbury
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Science
  • Physics

Project duration

January 2019 - December 2019

Funding awarded

$150,000.00 excl. GST (2019)
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A Breath of Fresh Air

Students in Northland and South Auckland are learning about the air they breathe inside their classrooms and their home, and how to improve it.

Organised by

Massey University

Project details

  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Earth sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Environment

Project duration

February 2018 - December 2018

Funding awarded

$82,200.00 excl. GST (2018)
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Experiential learning about climate change

Massey University

Promoting experiential learning opportunities for students to engage with climate change science through experiments by scientists, field visit to experience agricultural emission reduction centre and 'student scientist’ climate change kits.

Organised by

Massey University

Project details

  • Manawatu/Wanganui
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Agriculture/ Food

Project duration

March 2017 - August 2017

Funding awarded

$27,511.06 excl. GST (2017)
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Far From Frozen: Antarctica & Us

Otago Museum Trust Board

Building on New Zealand’s strong connection to and passion for Antarctic exploration and conservation to inspire young New Zealanders, engage their families, and demonstrate the influence of Antarctica on climate and sea-levels.

Organised by

Otago Museum

Project details

  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Southland
  • Otago
  • Canterbury
  • Earth sciences
  • Oceans
  • Conservation
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Environment

Project duration

May 2016 - March 2017

Funding awarded

$114,000.00 excl. GST (2016)
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Sensors in schools

Measuring air quality inside schools throughout the Hutt Valley and encouraging increased engagement of primary and intermediate-age children with atmospheric science and sensor technologies.

Organised by

GNS Science

Project details

  • Wellington
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Health
  • Environment

Project duration

May 2016 - December 2016

Funding awarded

$29,500.00 excl. GST (2016)
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