SCIENTIFIC SNIPPETS

Description

Fascinated by science and the way our world works? Like variety? Then this course is for you. Speakers from quite different backgrounds will give us insights into their specialist subjects. Join us each Friday morning for these exploratory subjects:

6 March SEA WEEK SPECIAL: OUR PLASTIC OCEANS - Anthea Madill

It’s sea week – join Anthea Madill for a look at the plastic problem – just how much plastic is there in our oceans, what does it mean and what can we do about it?

 

13 March MAD AND BAD SCIENTISTS - Simon Pollard

While Victor Frankenstein may be the ultimate mad and bad scientist, he has had some serious competition in the real world of science!  

 

20 March DEVELOPING THE EXHIBITION “BUG LAB” WITH TE PAPA AND WETA WORKSHOP - Simon Pollard

Simon was the external science advisor for Te Papa and Weta Workshop and spent two days a week in Wellington for a year working on the $5 million exhibition. Hear how Bug Lab developed and the bug stories it told.

 

27 March RECYCLING PROCESSING: WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR YELLOW BIN? - Wayne Hocking

Wayne is the manager of Ecosort – join him for an engineer’s look at what happens to our recycling.