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!).
The man whose head contains the exact numbers required to represent black holes, Canterbury University’s Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr, will speak next week in Wellington about what his discovery entails, and how he got there.
Author Philippa Werry is currently preparing for a trip to Antarctica, courtesy of Antarctica New Zealand (antarcticanz.govt.nz). She hopes to come back with lots of ideas for resources that will engage kids in thinking about the continent at the bottom of the world.
High school teachers from across the Waikato have spent a day immersed in science so they can share the hands-on experience with students and help inspire them into research careers.
The new-look Science Learning Hub has been launched to great fanfare, and the good news is: it's here to stay.
Helping you get the best out of the inaugural New Zealand Aqua Republica Eco Challenge, Science Learning Hub is hosting a webinar where participants will reflect on benefits and challenges experienced by teachers.
Ally Bull and Chris Clay of Auckland University of Technology’s (AUT) Educational Futures Network are hosting a workshop course over September and October that’s designed to build confidence among teachers to successfully teach and get the most out of the Nature of Science. Ally spoke with NZST about the knowledge she hopes teachers will come away armed with.
New Zealand prize-winning teacher Tania Lineham from Invercargill is urging teachers from some of the country’s smaller, regional schools to enter this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize, which she won last year.