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GeoCamp 2019 – Discover Hidden Worlds

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GeoCamp is a field-based learning experience that opens up the amazing world of science for local year 7-9 school students and teachers in the Tararua area.

GeoCamp 2019 will give kids the opportunity to learn from expert scientists about the geological forces that have shaped New Zealand. Field trips to local geologically significant sites such as Foxton Beach and Woodville Ferry Reserve will give the kids hands-on experience looking at fossils, fault lines and sea-level rise.

During fieldtrips and hands-on learning, the kids will explore:

1)   Active landscapes and colliding tectonic plates,
2)   Climate and sea-level change through time
3)   The science and art of reading a landscape
4)   Environmental change

Telling the story
During GeoCamp, the kids will have plenty of time to develop fun and interesting ways to share their new knowledge. The students will showcase their discoveries in a public science expo on 18 May. Entry is free and the community and whanau are invited to join the students as they share the great science discoveries they have made.

GeoCamp 2019 Science Expo

9:30am to 12:30 pm
Saturday 18 May
Church Hall, Bush Community Centre, Pahiatua

GeoCamp 2019 is made possible by the financial sponsorship of OMV, Equinor, Chevron, REAP Wairarapa and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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Free public science talks

If you would like to hear from the GNS Science scientists who are running GeoCamp, come along to two free public science talks in Pahiatua.

Thursday 9 May, 6:30 – 8pm (Pahiatua School Hall, Albert Street, Pahiatua)
Living on the edge: A beginner’s guide to the geological history of Wairarapa (with Dr. Kyle Bland, GNS Science geologist)

Wednesday 15 May, 6:30 – 8pm (Pahiatua School Hall, Albert Street, Pahiatua)
Fiery Ice: Gas hydrates on the Hikurangi Margin (with Dr. Jess Hillman, GNS Science marine geologist)