Dr Claire Concannon The Healthy People Healthy Planet project is still taking advantage of the wonderful Lab in a Box to tour community events. Last weekend this project went to Mosgiel Party in the Park where Toni, Andrew, Claire and Sophie met with kids and their families to talk about how our brains, hearts and … More LIAB at Mosgiel “Party in the Park”.
Claire Concannon – Science Outreach Project Coordinator. Last December the Healthy People Healthy Planet project went along to Tokomairiro A&P show in Milton showgrounds. Lab in a Box got prime positioning next to the main stage and physiology researcher Toni even got involved in one of the shows! Support from the Community Lotteries Fund has allowed … More LIAB shows off at Tokomairiro A & P Show.
Otago Museum Science Outreach Coordinator Claire Concannon The average winter temperature in the Antarctic is -49oC, hard to imagine on the beautiful sunny day that was Brighton Gala Day! Brighton Gala Day takes place every year on the beautiful Brighton domain with thousands of people coming along to enjoy the music, shows, food stalls and … More LIAB shines bright at Brighton Gala Day.
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
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
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!
Last week Lab in a Box headed South all the way to Nightcaps and Clifden! We visited Takitimo School and had a blast with students from years 0 to 4. We collected plant and soil samples in the school yard. and looked at our samples under the microscopes. We also had some mystery samples, which … More Lab in a Box tours Southland!
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.
Omakau School Our August roadshow next stop was Omakau School, we had a blast learning about the stars and the solar system using the Lab in a Box Oculus Rift, and at the end of our sessions we built and launch water rockets. Our day programme was followed by an evening community event as part … More LIAB moves on to have fun in Omakau.
Maniototo Area School On 16 August Lab in a Box visited Maniototo Area School, in hand with the Interplanetary Cycle Trail Project, Otago Museum Science Team delivered space explorations sessions for students Y1-Y6. Check out the fun below.