21 June 2018
The Auckland SPIE Student Chapter awarded USD$5000 Education Outreach Grant from SPIE
16 April 2018
Together with the DWC outreach coordinator Andy Wang, volunteers from the University of Auckland will embark on The Great Northland Science Roadshow project. Volunteers will visit schools, museums and community groups to organise science fairs between June 2018 and April 2019. The roadshow takes science out of its traditional setting in urban centres and universities and brings it to an otherwise less connected audience.
Inspiring Young New Zealanders
Collaborating with museums we run festivals, events and Educational Outreach programmes to inspire young New Zealanders and their families.
The DWC is a proud sponsor of the newly opened Tūhura Science Centre at The Otago Museum, merging Māori knowledge with traditional science. Come can check out the displays and be totally amazed by the wonders of physics and science!
Supporting Māori and Pacific students and whānau
We are keen participants and supporters of programmes such as Science Wānanga, that bring scientists to marae, Hands-on at Otago, and other programmes aimed at increasing participation in STEM subjects.
The Science Wānanga held at Ōtākau Marae in early November was a big success and featured in two Dunedin high school news bulletins:
Otago Girls High School Nautilus News, November 2017
Kavanagh College, Issue 37, November 2017
Hands-on at Otago
DWC Centres of Illumination are science-based learning environments that are located within museums and in mobile units for reaching rural areas. These team up with Lab in a Box to bring excitement and fun to schools around New Zealand.
Illuminating New Zealand website