Our Healthy People – Healthy Planet Festival in Invercargill

Sophie Adams – Otago Museum Science Communicator Thanks to the support from Lotteries Community Grant, this week the Lab in a Box made its way down south to Invercargill. Staff from the science team at Otago Museum and from the Physiology department at Otago University were there to present Healthy People Healthy Planet Festival, . … More Our Healthy People – Healthy Planet Festival in Invercargill

Lab at the Lake – family fun freshwater science event

On Sunday 2 April Wanaka’s Pembroke Park was transformed into the ‘Lab at the Lake’, when Lab in a Box landed in one of New Zealand’s most spectacular fresh water locations for a family fun day. Catchments Otago showcased what it knows and doesn’t know about Lake Wanaka, as well as its current work and possible future … More Lab at the Lake – family fun freshwater science event

Getting Crazy & Ambitious at Te Papa!

Wellington buzzed with excitement (or possibly bees) when Lab in a Box materialized outside of New Zealand’s national museum, Te Papa, on Sunday 7 May. The blue metal wonder lab had arrived outside Aotearoa’s cultural headquarters to crank out learning and ideas for the Crazy & Ambitious meeting of the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, … More Getting Crazy & Ambitious at Te Papa!

LIAB rolls into Clyde.

Clyde School Our last stop was Clyde School, the Otago Museum Science Team delivered space exploration sessions for Y3-Y8 students and a variety of hands on science demonstrations for the very young learners Y0-Y2. On 24 August we had our evening community event with Star Lab, our portable planetarium, learning about stars and constellations, follow … More LIAB rolls into Clyde.

LIAB at Waitahuna School.

On 5 July Lab in a Box visited Waitahuna School for a full day of science explorations, learning about light and shadows, chemicals reactions, and energy and forces with Y1 to Y5 students. We had a fantastic day with hands on activities for all. Check out the pictures of the fun.