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New Zealand Science Teacher

Science Education & Society

Apply now for a grant for environmental science in your class

The deadline for applications to the Bayer Primary Science Fund is April 2.

Keen to get your primary students creating a worm farm or monitoring a local stream? 

Grants to kick-start environmental science projects in your school are available, thanks to the Bayer Primary School Science Fund.

Administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand, the fund gives primary schools the opportunity to enhance an existing project or kickstart a new one.

A one-page summary of how such a project would enliven environmental education at your school and link to the Nature of Science strand of The New Zealand Curriculum must be included with the application form.

“The fund is specifically designed to support environmental science programmes in Primary Schools,” says Jessie McKenzie, Teaching and Learning Specialist at the Royal Society.

“It can buy anything from framework to glasshouses to water testing equipment, but the emphasis is always on the science learning involved.”

A primary school can request up to $2,000 (GST excl) to help fund activities.

Please note: A school that has been successful cannot apply for funding for the following 2 years.

Please go to http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/programmes/funds/bayer-primary-school-science-fund/  for more details and the Round 1: 2014 application form.

Applications will close no later than 3pm on April 2. 

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