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Education News

With education a key focus at the National Aquarium, there's always something new going on or coming up soon. Our education programmes are constantly evolving and we also support nationwide events such as Seaweek along with our very own Meeting of the Minds and Waste Aware programmes. Read all about it here and on our Facebook page.

Lexi Trotter from Karamu High was the recipient of our HB Science Fair prize.

The National Aquarium of New Zealand Award for the best exhibit related to aquatic animals was presented to Lexi at the Hawke’s Bay Regional Science Fair that was held at EIT in September.

18 October 2017

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Sci Fair 2017 pic

New walking tours planned by National Aquarium

Napier’s Marine Parade has been the setting of earthquakes, aquariums, legends, murals and a secretive U-boat mission. These stories are set to be shared at the beginning of Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori (Maori Language Week).

17 August 2017

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Media Release Image Jake Brenda Aug 2017

GeoTrips – where to investigate geology in New Zealand

GeoTrips ( www.geotrips.org.nz ) is a new map based website with information about rock outcrops, geological displays and landforms that can be visited and explored in New Zealand. It is written for non-specialists and will be of interest to teachers, students, travellers and the public, as well as those with a professional interest in geology.

7 July 2017

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Aquarium Teen Volunteer Wins Award

Our enthusiastic teen volunteer, Peyton Pyke Duffy, won the Volunteering Hawkes Bay Youth Award for 2017!

Peyton has volunteered at the National Aquarium since 2014. She is Year 11 at Napier Girls High and is a keen conservationist. Interested in the ocean and all of its forms of life, especially sharks, she was very keen to become a Teen Volunteer.

7 July 2017

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Peyton Pyke Duffy photo

Meeting of the Minds

Talented and Gifted students of Year 5-8 were invited to attend a free day programme at the National Aquarium on 31 May and 7 June 2017.

20 June 2017

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Curious MInds Geology Camp 2017

GNS Science, the National Aquarium and East Coast LAB jointly ran a two-day workshop on geology having won a MBIE Curious Minds funding grant.
The Year 7/8 participants spent the first day at the Aquarium and the second day looking for fossils in the rocks at Waipatiki Beach.

26 May 2017

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The new East Coast LAB education room is up and running!

Come and see what exciting activities there are for primary students, Levels 1-4, with the Life at the Boundary, “LAB”, education programme.

2 February 2017

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Youth Science Camp - Nurturing tomorrow’s scientists

Almost 150 youngsters had their inner Einstein nudged during May, as they dissected fish, fermented yeast and built and programmed robots, among other things.

30 May 2016

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New After School Programme

Aquarium's new after school programme puts fun spin on science

18 May 2016

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Seaweek Poetry Competition Winners 2016

Here are the winners of the annual Seaweek Poetry Competition for 2016!

9 March 2016

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