• iceberg
  • boy with flowers
  • checking water quality
  • planet eclipse
  • solarsystem model
  • rangitoto trees
  • kids with test tubes
  • kids with earth
  • snowy mountains
  • teens in physics class
  • Rainbow Clouds

    Refraction and diffraction of light through ice crystals in the clouds

  • Philippa On The Ice

    Philippa On The Ice Philippa Werry at an Antarctic research camp 2016

New Zealand Science Teacher


Crunch Time!

It’s the final call for abstracts for SciCon 2018.


This year will be a pivotal year in Science education.  Global political and environmental uncertainty is establishing itself as a pattern for decades to come.  How will we meet the needs of our students in such a volatile future?  Will they be prepared to meet the needs of our future society?  Now is your opportunity to provide our educators with insight and direction.  Now is our chance to communicate and gain some common understanding and orientation.  Now is crunch time for SciCon 2018!

NZASE and the Canterbury Science Teachers Association are proud to invite all science educators to SciCon 2018.

This is New Zealand’s premiere biennial science educators conference for biologists, chemists, physicists, and earth scientists alike.

Primary, secondary, tertiary, all are welcome!


This year’s Keynote speakers include:


    Professor Jonathan Osborne   |    Dr Michelle Dickinson   |        Dr Ken Silburn 





    Dr Graeme Walker         |                Simon Pollard


The theme for this year’s event is Inspiring Science.  These speakers have made a career from inspiring educators, and students alike, to delve more deeply and share their enthusiasm for discovery.  The conference will run from 9th to 12th July, and will be accommodated by the wonderful facilities at Christ’s College, in Christchurch.  

The conveners are calling for any outstanding abstracts for workshops and/or seminars.  You have until 30th April to make a submission.  Here is your chance to take your research, concept or tried and true practise to the stage, lab or tutorial setting.  

For those of you just hungry for new inspiration and cutting edge knowledge, it is time to start lobbying for professional development funding to get to Christchurch.  NZASE and their affiliates are also providing a limited number of scholarships, so check out the links to these as they become available on the SciCon 2018 website (more tab).


I’ll be there,  I hope to meet you there too!