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Science extension and enrichment
marine education programme

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 file, 429 KB)

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)

Science Extension Primary Programme Overview 2019 (PDF file, 209 KB)
Science Extension Primary Student Profile Form (PDF file, 71 KB)
Science Extension Primary Student Application Form (PDF file, 148 KB)

For primary science extension and enrichment programme enquiries and bookings contact:
Shelley Dixon
Phone: 479 5843
Email: shelley.dixon@otago.ac.nz

Year 10 science extension and enrichment programme

(Programme 1 starting 11 April 2019)

Science Extension Year 10 (Programme 1) 2019 (PDF file, 490 KB)
Science Extension Year 10 Student Profile Form 2019 (Teachers to complete) (PDF file, 450 KB)
Science Extension Year 10 Student Application Form 2019 (Programme 1) (PDF file, 450 KB)

(Programme 2 starting 2 May 2019)

Science Extension Year 10 (Programme 2) 2019 (PDF file, 478 KB)
Science Extension Year 10 Student Profile Form 2019 (Teachers to complete) (PDF file, 462 KB)
Science Extension Year 10 Student Application Form 2019 (Programme 2)  (PDF file, 478 KB)

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)

Deep Thought Overview 2019 (PDF file, 516KB)
Deep Thought Programme Schedule 2019 (PDF file, 468 KB)
Deep Thought Gear List (PDF file, 455 KB)
Deep Thought Student Application Form 2019 (PDF file, 518 KB)
Health and Safety Information (PDF file, 365 KB)

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:

One-day Primary Science Extension Programme (PDF file, 300 KB)
One-day Science Extension Programme (PDF file, 108 KB)
Two-day Science Extension Programme (PDF file, 120 KB)
Three-day Science Extension Programme (PDF file, 118 KB)

Contact

For science extension and enrichment programme enquiries and bookings contact:
Steve Cutler
Phone 64 3 479 5843
Email steve.cutler@otago.ac.n