Education

Dinosaurs and Disasters Geocamp 2012

Over the last two weeks, GNS Science, with support from the Todd Foundation, The Royal Society and the National Aquarium in Napier, has been running a ‘Dinosaurs and Disasters Geocamp’ for a group of Hawkes Bay Intermediate level students and teachers. The participants investigated many landforms and cliff sections around Hawkes Bay. GNS Science geologists …

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Posters of Lake Rotomahana

Here is a last look at the posters of Lake Rotomahana created by Rotorua Primary and Intermediate school children.The first image is the winning poster created by Kaya Henderson-Corporaal, Georgia Perham and Breannah Wakefield of Galatea School. We were particularly impressed by the careful detail and realism of features on the lake floor in this …

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Rotorua kids show their inspiration about Lake Rotomahana

The Rotorua Public Library has a display of about 70 posters created by Rotorua school children who have taken up the challenge of the GNS Science Poster Competition. Their challenge was to represent their prediction of what the Rotomahana Project scientists will discover in the next few days in their survey of the lake. There …

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Rotomahana Fact Sheet

To have some more background information on the Rotomahana project that you can print off and have at your fingertips, go here. It answers basic questions about the purpose of the project, the technology being used, and some of the scientific questions that will be answered by the investigation. The photo shows the offical party at the Prime MInister’s …

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The Wellington Fault with LEARNZ

LEARNZ is a unique kiwi organisation that runs ‘virtual’ field trips for primary and secondary schools in New Zealand. Using videos, audioconferences and internet based information, school kids are able to interact with scientists and other expert professionals in different parts of New Zealand. LEARNZ even runs virtual field trips to Scott Base in Antarctica. …

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Ocean Drilling science holiday programme

The JOIDES Resolution drill ship is back in Wellington after spending the last two months recovering sediment cores from off the east coast of the South Island. The photo shows the ship being loaded with fresh supplies in the Port of Wellington. The expedition was very successful, with several holes being drilled, one of which …

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