Air Antarctica! * To the ice!*
This year, the New Zealand Institute of Physics is proud to present their national conference at the Otago Museum, in Dunedin. The conference will be held on the 10-12 July, and registrations are still available here[https://confer.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/nzip-2017/web]. The conference will focus on teacher professional development, with plenty of cutting edge material on show. Keynote speakers include "Physics Girl" Dianna Cowern and Nigel Latta (famous in New Zealand for blowing stuff up!).
We live on an ocean planet! While this may be a revelation for some, it should be no surprise. Nearly 71% of the surface of our world is covered by oceans, rivers, lakes and ice. Yet, despite this vast amount of water, only about 1% of this water is accessible as fresh water.
Firstly, welcome to New Zealand Science Teacher online 2017. You may well have noticed that updates have been in hiatus since the end of 2016. This is all about to change!
Te Papa’s hands-on insect experience, the Bug Lab, opened on 10 December, and will run until 17 April.
In late November this year, several shining lights of science in New Zealand were honoured at the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Research Honours award ceremony. The most prestigious of these awards is the Rutherford Medal, which this year went to Emeritus Professor Michael Corballis ONZM FRSNZ of the University of Auckland, in recognition of his life’s work exploring the mysteries of the human mind. Jaylan Boyle caught up with Professor Corballis for a fascinating conversation on the organ that’s home to fascination.
Canterbury’s Science Alive! have plenty coming up as the school year draws to a close, but you’ll need to get onboard quick.