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School of Surveying involved in Hands-On-Science "snack" on the Polaris II

Thursday 16 January 2014 12:22pm

The trip took place on the afternoon of 15 January and was coordinated by Emily Tidey and Richard Hemi from the School of Surveying.  It provided around 30 secondary school students with an introduction to Hydrographic Surveying, Marine Science and Geology. Demonstrators from all three departments showed and discussed equipment, methods and research commonly undertaken by scientists in their discipline, while at sea. Activities took place in Otago Harbour while steaming from Careys Bay to Taiaroa Head.

A report of the trip, including a couple of photos, was recently published in the Otago Daily Times.  Find out more about the Otago Daily Times article here.

Hands-On Science is run at the University of Otago every year in January and is designed to introduce interested school students from around New Zealand to scientific research undertaken at the university and to highlight science as a career option. Students are streamed into a single university department for morning activities, then experience other disciplines in short afternoon "snacks". These snacks are intended to show students the diversity of opportunities available in scientific research and its applications.

Find out more about the Hands-On-Science programme here.