Which compost is best for our gardens? - Curious Minds, He Hihiri i te Mahara
Taranaki primary school students have found out how to recycle their food waste on site to make the best compost for their gardens.
New frog leaps into North Taranaki - Curious Minds, He Hihiri i te Mahara
North Taranaki locals have unearthed a frog species not previously known to live in the area, after doing their first night survey of the region.
Trashformers: making waste useful - Curious Minds, He Hihiri i te Mahara
Like Transformers, Taranaki’s youth are heroes working to save their environment - but by morphing washed up plastics into useful products.
Otago farmers foster healthy streams - Curious Minds, He Hihiri i te Mahara
Southern Otago's streams are set to be in much better health in future, after farmers and locals saw a need to teach the next generation about looking after their rural environment.
Watt about the weather? - Curious Minds, He Hihiri i te Mahara
A study on different methods of sustainable energy generation threw up some surprises for two award-winning teen scientists in Taranaki.
Episode 006: Victoria Metcalf — Podcast or Perish
Dr. Vic Metcalf is a marine biologist and the director of New Zealand’s Participatory Science Program. We talk about sex reversing fish, sentinel species, and the importance of public engagement in science.
Project Reef Life - WEBSITE & DATABASE
A Curious Minds Project in taranaki. Four survey approaches are used plus some additional general observation work. Part of the ‘benthic survey’ work, has resulted in the Hawera High School students developing a ‘Species ID guide’.
Can creepy crawlies help us watch our wetlands? - Curious Minds, He Hihiri i te Mahara
Taranaki school students are finding out how important rarely studied creepy crawlies are to wetlands and whether these can be used to track success in restoration and pest control.
Can recycling help homelessness? - Curious Minds, He Hihiri i te Mahara
High school students have created a truly innovative way to potentially solve two of Auckland's biggest problems at the same time.
Karen Pratt - Curious Minds, He Hihiri i te Mahara
In Karen's early career she was in accounting, now she is involved in a community-led marine based project investigating reefs offshore South Taranaki.
Participatory science platform - South Auckland Region Showcase 2015-2017 SouthSci is a participatory science platform in south Auckland that connects schools and communities with science by supporting them to develop research projects around questions that matter to them. We aim to show our young people the value of science skills and to highlight career pathways through collaborations with local science businesses, researchers and technicians.
Investigating air quality with under-fives - Curious Minds, He Hihiri i te Mahara
A collaborative group of early childhood education centres around Mangere want to know what their local air quality is like, due to living and working in an area interwoven with industry.
Motunui carvings: metal or stone tools? - Curious Minds, He Hihiri i te Mahara
Expert carvers join forces with schoolchildren in Taranaki to find out which tools were used to create an iconic set of Māori panels.