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Maths Craft Day

Activity

Discover the maths behind craft and the craft behind maths at Christchurch’s first Maths Craft Day, Sunday June 18 in The Great Hall at The Arts Centre.

Featuring seven craft creation stations, as well as public talks by mathematician crafters, the day-long celebration of maths promises to engage people of all ages.

Make a Möbius strip, crochet a hyperbolic plane, build a fractal sculpture, fold an origami octahedron, and listen to talks about the connections between maths and crafts.

Explore the newly opened Teece Museum at the Arts Centre and discover the ancient relationship between mathematics and craftsmanship.

Open to everyone: experts and amateurs, maths-fans and maths-phobes, the crafty and the curious.

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Where:

The Great Hall at the Arts Centre, Christchurch
Canterbury

When:

Sun 18 Jun, 10am-5pm

Who for:

Everyone

Canterbury

Ask me a question: Living World

Activity

Until October, primary school students (up to Year 8) have the opportunity to have experts answer their questions! Each month there is a different topic, ranging from space/astronomy to globalisation.

The Royal Society of New Zealand's experts will then select two questions per week to answer, and these will be posted on the Royal Society of New Zealand website and sent out to schools around the country.

For July, the topic is...

Living World

For this, your question can be about plants, animals, the world around you, groupings of plants and animals, extinction... and so on.

Examples could be: 'how do kiwi see at night?’ or ‘why do we have seasons?’

Send your questions by 24 June to make sure they're in the bag in time for the experts to choose from!

AskMeaQ

Where:

Online
NZ wide (only)

When:

Send your question by Fri 23 Jun

Who for:

Primary school children

NZ wide (only)

National Volunteer Week

Citizen Science, Activity

‘Live, laugh, share – volunteer’ is the theme this year, which helps capture the heart-felt appreciation we feel when people come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through volunteering.

Find out how to volunteer on conservation projects through DOC

NationalVolunteerweek

Where:

Everywhere
NZ wide (only)

When:

Sun 18 - Sat 24 June

Who for:

Everyone

NZ wide (only)