On Tuesday the 10th of May the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, came to Dunedin as the last stop on a six-city tour of New Zealand universities. He learned of the “exciting and awesome” collaboration around science between the University of Otago and Otago Museum. The Governor-General was shown around Lab-in-a-Box, and shared his enthusiasm with Year 2 Te Kura … More The Governor-General visits Lab-in-a-Box
Check out the bravery of little hands in LIAB at Friendly Bay.
Lab-in-a-Box had a great time in Oamaru over Easter, with large groups interested in what the lab had to offer. The day was finished with a bang with an explosion on the beach. Check out the pictures from the day and also a brief “explosive” video below.
Getting young girls engage with Science, LIAB visited Waitaki Girls High School. We delivered some great sessions on Physics and Astronomy, with special thanks to the University of Otago Physics Department for lending us their amazing infra red camera, and to the Microbiology Department, with whose help we were able to cultivate some bacteria, taking samples … More Waitaki Girls’ High goes all LIAB.
We had a great day at Papakaio School. We explored our suroundings searching for tiny creatures, then used the microscopes to look at them up to 10 times bigger. Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher visited the LIAB in the morning. We also had a special guest Dr Jonathan Kim who deliver a fun session looking into pond … More LIAB visits Papakaio School.
Today it was dirt and sand that got the kids’ attention in Omarama. Special thanks to Microbiology… kids love dirt… and bacteria as well. The microscopes had a work-out while the kids got up close and personal with dirt and bacteria. Thanks also to Marine Sciences for the brochures and materials that we used when learning … More Omarama gets sandy and dirty with LIAB
We had 3 great days at Twizel Area School from Year 0 to Year 13. About 250 students all together. On Tuesday afternoon we had Family Fun Science Explorations our special guest was Dr Rajesh Katari from Physiology and in the Evening Dr Frank Griffin from Microbiology who gave a presentation for the community. Check … More LIAB wows in Twizel.
Come rain or storm we had a great session today at Aoraki Mt Cook School today. In the afternoon the sun came out and we all had a go at launching water rockets. So much fun! We are having an Open Day on Saturday so come an see us if you are in the area. … More LIAB is on the road. First stop – Aoraki Mt Cook School.
Inspired by women in science Home » News » Dunedin By Carla Green on Fri, 12 Feb 2016 Otago Girls’ High School year 11 pupils Lucy Pollock (15, left) and Sabrina Swerdloff (14) admire the butterflies in the Butterfly House during an open day for girls at the Otago Museum yesterday. The event was held … More ODT – LIAB used to inspire future Women in Science.
Today LIAB moved to the Museum Reserve to celebrate “International Day of Women in Science” and for the Dodd Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies.