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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)
Unlocking Curious Minds

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)
Unlocking Curious Minds

Smart Gardens - Community Gardens with Smart Student Sensors

Waikato Institute of Technology

Local school students and community members will learn to apply Internet of Things (IoT) sensors measuring a range of factors, including soil moisture, air temperature, relative humidity, UV levels, rainfall, air pressure, wind speed and wind direction.

Organised by

Waikato Institute of Technology

Project details

  • Waikato
  • Computing and robotics
  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Biology
  • Agriculture/ Food
  • Environment

Project duration

May 2016 - December 2016

Funding awarded

$30,000.00 excl. GST (2016)
Unlocking Curious Minds

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