Children on Aitutaki experience looking through the telescope at the Science Expo. Picture: CLIMATE CHANGE/22121306
The first Science Expo on Aitutaki with hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists, drew over 300 people.
The two-day event
which had hands-on activities at each booth and prizes from the sponsors
concluded on Tuesday.
The University of
Otago-led Lab in a Box – a fully equipped mobile research lab – also featured
at the Climate Change Science Expo.
excited to experience solar telescopes, gazing at the sun without harming their
festival was initiated by the Tūhura Otago Museum in Aotearoa New Zealand, and was
aimed at engaging young people to learn more about science and technology.
The theme for the
Science Expo was “Synergy of Traditional Knowledge and Science – Keeping it
In October the
inaugural Climate Change Prime Minister’s Science Expo was held at the National
Auditorium and attended by over 1000 students, teachers, locals and visitors.
Mark Brown then said: “Science is in everything we know and use in our lives
today, as we have learned from our ancestors who have knowledge of the land,
sea and the sky.”
knowledge and science are also important to preserve and continue. It has been
passed down from our tupuna to each of us and many things we do from planting
to fishing links to this traditional knowledge and science.”