The University of Otago's Advanced School Sciences Academy is
gaining momentum and opening up ''a world of possibilities''
for pupils from rural and lower decile schools throughout the
country, organisers say.
Hundreds more children from vulnerable families are likely to
be taken into care unless sufficient resources are provided
to ensure that changes in child protection law are
successful, Dr Nicola Atwool says.
Twenty-five years after the University of Otago's hands-on
science programme started, organisers are still finding new
things to do, such as offering ''science snacks'' aboard the
research vessel Polaris II yesterday.
Some seats are still available for two free public talks by
legendary larrikin and former international motorcycle road
racer Graeme Crosby, which are being given at the Otago
Museum, in Dunedin, at 3pm and 6pm today.