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Science Wānanga

Science Wānanga are three day, hands-on experiences for Māori secondary students in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Staying on marae with university students, scientists and kaumātua, students get to hang out and do real science in their local communities. The strength of the programme are the supportive partnerships between iwi, schools and the University of Otago, Division of Sciences and Division of Health Sciences.

Wānanga encourage us all to explore the connections and actions between science, mātauranga Māori and our lives, especially the links between human health and environmental health. If you’re a Māori student who’s passionate about the world around you, we’ll help you get to where you want to be.

A new Science Wānanga website is currently in development. Until then if you have any queries please Email science@otago.ac.nz.