The Outreach Programme based in UC's College of Science encourages young people to study science. The programme, established in 1999, enhances science education in secondary schools. It has a range of resources and activities and employs a full-time staff member to coordinate its activities.
The key aims of the programme are:
- To encourage an appreciation of the pivotal place that science holds in modern society.
- To describe how modern research has the potential to solve some of the big problems of our modern world.
- To persuade young people that the study of science at UC is rewarding and worthwhile on a personal level as well as in a more altruistic sense.
- To support the school science teaching community.
Shared by all nations, Antarctica represents the pinnacle of mankind's scientific and political cooperation.
The biology of New Zealand is the focus of the curriculum, including how living things interact with each other and the environment.
Geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (life) are all affected by human activity.
Knowing about physics enables understanding of a wide range of contemporary issues as well as potential technological solutions.
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