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SouthSci Symposium

Some of the wonderful work of our budding scientists was on show at the 2017 SouthSci symposium hosted by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare last month. 

Using dung beetles to filter pasture runoff. Building better weta houses. Predicting bee health by monitoring hive temperatures and decibels.  Recycling plastics into play equipment. Plant nutrients in worm tea. Robotic watering of plants.

All these were among the research projects presented by students from Tangaroa College, Aorere College, Wesley Intermediate, Ormiston Junior College, East Tamaki School, Willowbank Primary School, Dawson Primary School, and Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate. 

Presentations covered six of the 10 projects funded this year.

SouthSci is a COMET Auckland and Auckland STEM Alliance participatory science programme under the government's A Nation of Curious Minds, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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