More than 40 projects have been successfully awarded a total of $2 million in the 2017 Unlocking Curious Minds funding round, announced by the Ministry of Science and Innovation.
And Hutt Science are one of the projects.
The Unlocking Curious Minds fund particularly focuses on projects that engage young New Zealanders who have fewer opportunities to be involved with science and technology.
Hutt Science received $60,000 for two projects:
- After-school science: fun, hands-on science programmes for local kids
- Investigate, Experiment, Explore: in-school science and technology programmes to enthuse and inspire the next generation
Both projects will also work with FutureinTech and some of the local science and technology organisations and businesses to let kids see the application of science in a variety of jobs and open eyes to career opportunities.
"It's a tremendous achievement, it shows that the potential of these programmes is getting noticed outside our region," says Anne Ryan, Director.
Hutt Science devises and distributes 21 special kits that local schools use in their daily learning. To get involved, contact your local school and see if they use the Hutt Science kits.