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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 2020 (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

Terms 1 and 2

Year 10 Programmes

Making Sense of the Marine World
Programme 1 – Starting 22 April 2020

Applications close 27 March 2020

Programme 2 – Starting 7 May 2020

Applications close 27 March 2020

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Year 11 and 12 Programme

Deep Thought Expedition – Starting 30 June 2020

Applications close 29 May 2020
(Please be advised the Student Application Form will be uploaded in due course.)

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Terms 3 and 4

Year 9 Programme for Māori Students

Te Ara Wai Ki Te Oranga – Starting 16 October 2020

Applications close 11 September 2020
Please be advised the Student Application Form will be uploaded in due course.)

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Year 10 Programme for Māori Students

Te Rauawa O Te Pahī – Starting 6 July 2020

Applications close 29 May 2020
(Please be advised the Student Application Form will be uploaded in due course.)

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Year 11 and 12 Programme for Māori Students

Rangatahi O Te Moana – Starting 28 July 2020

Applications close 29 May 2020
(Please be advised the Student Application Form will be uploaded in due course.)

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Year 6, 7 and 8 Primary Programme

Science and the Sea – Starting 3 September 2020

Applications close 7 August 2020
(Please be advised the Student Application Form will be uploaded in due course.)

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Year 6, 7 and 8 Primary Programme for Pasifika Students

Mapu Kimi-Ara Pasifika – Starting 22 October

Applications close 11 September 2020
(Please be advised the Student Application Form will be uploaded in due course.)

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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 minimum group size). Examples of programme types are found below:

Contact

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

NZMSC Reception
Tel +64 3 479 5826
Email portobello.marinescience@otago.ac.nz

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