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Dr. Jane Goodall will share information about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, which - after 40 years - continues her pioneering research at Gombe, and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and other wildlife.
Dr. Goodall also began Roots & Shoots, the Institute’s global programme that empowers young people to identify issues in their local communities or worldwide, and truly help to make a difference for people, animals and the environment we all share.
In her talk, Dr. Goodall will discuss the current threats facing the planet and her five reasons for hope in these complex times, encouraging everyone in the audience to do their part to make a positive difference each and every day.
Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago
NZ wide (only)
Sun 25 Jun - Sat 1 Jul
Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson is in New Zealand for the first time!
A Cosmic Perspective will see the most famous face in modern science perform in Auckland, which will include a personal presentation by Dr Tyson himself, a fire-side chat with a local personality, and an audience Q&A session to finish.
Dr deGrasse Tyson is an expert on star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way; as well as being a best-selling author, an Emmy Award winner, the recipient of nineteen honorary doctorates, and once named “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive”.
He will guide Kiwi audiences on a trip across the cosmos, and help attempt to make sense of some of our biggest questions.
Sun 9 Jul
BioLive-ChemEd 2017 is the tandem biennial conference for primary, secondary and tertiary biology and chemistry educators run by the Biology Educators Association of New Zealand (BEANZ) and New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC). Both organisations are part of The New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE) .
Following the success of 2015, this biennial conference combines chemistry and biology educators for a second event, this time in Cambridge from Monday the 10th to Wednesday the 12th of July.
St Peter's School, Cambridge
Mon 10 - Wed 12 Jul
Can you really launch marshmallows out of a vacuum cleaner, make rockets from common household items, or launch teddy bears using liquid nitrogen?
Prepare yourself for some seriously mind-bending science, as Dr Graham - visiting New Zealand from Australia - explodes his way through the chemistry and physics of things that go bubble, boom, bang and occasionally catch on fire!
Auckland - Vodafone Events Centre
1pm - 2pm Monday 17 July | Register
Whangarei - Forum North
11:30am - 12:30pm Tuesday 18 July | Register
Greymouth - Greymouth High School Hall
11am – 12pm Thursday 20 July | Register
Auckland, Whangerei, Christchurch, Greymouth
NZ wide (only)
Mon 17 - Thu 20 July
Everyone; especially young children
An Evening of Scientific Phenomena with special guest, Robin Ince.
Professor Brian Cox is one of the world’s foremost communicator of all thing scientific. His innate ability to make highly complex matters entertaining and easy to contemplate has made his scientific television shows groundbreaking in their audience reach and accessibility.
Brian Cox is presenting an all-new live stage show. Joining Brian on stage will be British comedian, actor and writer Robin Ince, Brian’s co-host on The Infinite Monkey Cage radio show.
Professor Brian Cox OBE is a British particle physicist at the University of Manchester and Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science. He is best known to the public as the presenter of a number of science programs for the BBC, boosting the popularity of astronomy, physics and exploration.
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Tues 7 Nov