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Science extension and enrichment programmes

boyssievemudAs part of a contract with the Ministry of Education, science extension and enrichment programmes were developed for Year 10 students and for Primary Year 6-8 students. These popular programmes take place at the NZ Marine Studies Centre. Schools and students must apply to be part of them.

The science extension and enrichment programmes aim to give a challenging hands-on experience based on the theme “Making sense of the marine world aids survival and enriches lives”. The senses of the participants and the senses (and science) of the marine animals are the focus for extending and enriching student learning.

After a day of activities and enquiries which challenge student ideas, develop skills in instrument use and experimental design, participants are introduced to a range of possible projects by postgraduate research students in the Marine Science Department. Over the subsequent days practical investigations are designed, carried out and reported on by small research teams under the guidance of post-graduate marine science students who encourage students to be practical with problem solving, and creative with science analysis and presentation.

Download an overview of the science extension programmes for 2019 (PDF)

Find out what students, teachers and parents say about the science extension programmes.

Meet the staff who support our programmes.

Primary science extension and enrichment programme

(Starting 5 September 2019)

For primary science extension and enrichment programme enquiries and bookings, contact:

Shelley Dixon
Tel +64 3 479 5843
Email shelley.dixon@otago.ac.nz

Te Ara Wai ki te Oranga: Year 9 Science Extension and Enrichment for Year 9 Māori Students

Year 10 science extension and enrichment programme

(Programme 1 starting 17 May 2019)

(Programme 2 starting 2 May 2019)

Te Rauawa o Te Pahī: Year 10 science extension and enrichment for Māori students

(Te Rauawa o Te Pahī Programme starting 28 June 2019)

Year 11 science extension and enrichment programme

Students who have attended a Year 10 science extension programme have the opportunity to join a scientific cruise on RV Polaris II.

(Deep Thought Expedition starting 8 July 2019)

Rangatahi o te Moana: Year 11 and 12 science extension and enrichment for Māori students

(Rangatahi o te Moana Programme starting 20 August 2019)

Customised science extension and enrichment programmes

As part of our Ministry of Education LEOTC school programme we will design customized science extension and enrichment programmes for individual primary and secondary schools or school cluster groups (15 student minumum group size). Examples of programme types are found below:

Contact

For science extension and enrichment programme enquiries and bookings, contact:

Steve Cutler
Tel +64 3 479 5843
Email steve.cutler@otago.ac.n