Science Outreach - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Welcome to Science Outreach

The Outreach Programme was established at the University of Canterbury in 1999 to enhance science education in secondary schools and to encourage students to study more science.

Nanotechnology kit

Nanotechnology kit

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Rangatira Island blog

Rangatira Island blog

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Antarctica resources

Art Meets Science

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News and Events

He Puna Pūtaiao programme for Year 10 Māori students

We are looking forward to the fourth He Puna Pūtaiao programme for young Māori school students this coming Spring. Details.

Mini periodic tables available for NZ schools

Class sets of the mini-periodic tables produced for schools are available free-of-charge.

Spidery Adaptations

A talk by Dr Simon Pollard has been developed for senior school biology students. More details and booking information.

Castle Hill Basin field guide

The Geological Sciences department has worked with Outreach to provide a free, full colour field guide to the Castle Hill Basin area.

Chatham Islands biology teacher resources

Extensive teacher resources, based on the research of UC scientists on Rangatira Island in the Chatham Islands are available. Each curriculum level has its own teaching unit, and the fantastic flash animation "Explore Rangatira Island" will appeal to all age groups.


  • Science Outreach
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
    New Zealand
  • Phone: +64 3 364 2178
    Mobile: +64 27 450 3903
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