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Resources for schools


Genetics Otago aims to provide quality, accessible information and resources to school students and teachers. Our scientists are keen to share their expertise with the aim of encouraging and helping talented young New Zealanders to consider science as a career.

If you would like one of our researchers visit your school, or you would like to bring a group of students to the University for a genetics workshop, please contact Genetics Otago at

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Hands-On Science programme

The Genetics Hands-on Science Programme as part of the  University of Otago's Hands-On Science programme demonstrates activities that our scientists are involved in, in a friendly and interactive environment.

For further information, Please contact the Genetics Hands-On Science Co-ordinator Dr Gillian MacKay:

Tel 64 3 479 7937

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Teaching resources for schools

In close consultation with the Director of Genetics Otago, Professor Peter Dearden, our teaching resources have been developed by senior high school teacher, Praneeta Ramsay.

Resources are available for 3 different age groups:

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