DiscoveryCamp - Te Tohu Huraina


January 1, 2018 - 12:00 am


January 1, 2018 - 12:00 am


To be confirmed in September 2017 – watch this space   View map

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DiscoveryCamp 2018 will run next January. Applications open mid-August (approx). Further details to follow soon – Keep checking back!

Discover your Future

Experience science in a fun and supportive hands-on environment, and get to work with some of New Zealand’s top researchers!

The DiscoveryCamp – Te Tohu Huraina

is a programme designed for year 12 or 13 Māori and Pasifika secondary pupils, with a demonstrated interest in science. DiscoveryCamp provides these students with a unique opportunity to work with our partners and scientists in research laboratories; with post graduate students providing day-to-day mentoring.

This event is intended to nurture students’ interest in science, expose them to possible career options and encourage them to enrol in a science degree programme at tertiary level.  While academic achievement is important for the selection process, so too are personal goals and teacher references.

  • One week residential programme incorporating laboratory experience and social activities (five participants per programme)
  • Open to Year 12 and Year 13 Māori & Pasifika students with a demonstrated interest in science
  • January 2018
  • It’s free!  All flights, accommodation and meals are included in the programme

My time at The MacDiarmid Institute was a very educational, enjoyable and worthwhile.  I gained numerous skills that I will benefit from in my final year at college and also future studies at University. The hard work was absolutely worth it. I had the most wonderful experience in the labs and have found the inspiration to carry on with science in my tertiary education.” – Danielle Sword, DiscoveryCamp

Read more about DiscoveryCamp here

 January 2015 compliation of high-speed photography by MacDiarmid Institute DiscoveryCamp students Vaihola Mausa and Andrew Fatiolofa.

 DiscoveryCamp previous years

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