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Published 21 June 2023

House of Science NZ 10th Birthday

House of Science team members

House of Science, a unique not-for-profit organisation that was established to build confidence and capability in science education, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. House of Science is an Affiliate Member Organisation of Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Reflecting on the last 10 years, Chris Duggan, Chief Executive and House of Science founder, said “I can’t quite believe we’re 10 years old! What started as a rather random idea has grown into a multi award-winning organisation that directly impacts over a hundred thousand children every year”.

To celebrate this momentous milestone, House of Science hosted an event on Tuesday 20th June in Tauranga, which was an opportunity to acknowledge and thank the many people who have been involved in their remarkable journey of growth. “None of this would have been possible without the generous support of so many people. Staff, volunteers, directors, and financial supporters collectively empowering New Zealand teachers to deliver great science lessons,” said Chris.

The celebration at Classic Flyers had a distinctly science feel with a range of interactive displays and spot prizes donated by generous sponsors.

There are currently 20 House of Science branches servicing a growing number of regions across Aotearoa New Zealand. Each branch has their own library of bilingual science resource kits with everything a teacher needs, which are maintained and distributed by volunteers on behalf of the local community. Each fortnight, hundreds of these kits are delivered to primary schools and tens of thousands of children partake in engaging, hands-on science lessons as a result.

To help this charity reach more schools, or find out more information, please see https://houseofscience.nz/or you can donate to the cause via https://givealittle.co.nz/org/house-ofscience-nz

Source: House of Science