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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 2018 (PDF file, 560 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 30th August 2018)

Science Extension Primary Programme Overview 2018 (PDF file, 273 KB)
Science Extension Primary Student Profile Form (PDF file, 71 KB)
Science Extension Primary Student Application Form (PDF file, 147 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 8th April 2018)

Science Extension Year 10 (Programme 1) 2018 (PDF file, 490 KB)
Science Extension Year 10 Student Profile Form (Teachers to complete) (PDF file, 450 KB)
Science Extension Year 10 Student Application Form (Programme 1) (PDF file, 450 KB)

(Programme 2 starting 3rd May 2018)

Science Extension Year 10 (Programme 2) 2018 (PDF file, 480 KB)
Science Extension Year 10 Student Profile Form (Teachers to complete) (PDF file, 450 KB)
Science Extension Year 10 Student Application Form (Programme 2) (PDF file, 450 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 4th July 2018)

Deep Thought Overview 2018 (PDF file, 2.7 MB)
Deep Thought Programme Schedule 2018 (PDF file, 490 KB)
Deep Thought Gear List (PDF file, 450 KB)
Deep Thought Student Application Form 2018 (PDF file, 510 KB)
Health and Safety Information (PDF file, 365 KB)

Te rauawa o te pahi - Year 10

Note:  This programme is not running in 2018

A science enrichment and extension programme for Year 10 Māori students

Rangatahi o te moana - Years 11 and 12

Note:  This programme is not running in 2018

Open to any able and enthusiastic young Māori science students in Year 11 or 12, but primarily for those students who have previously participated in Te Rauawa o te Pahi or a Year 10 gifted and talented programme at the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre.

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