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ŌC Teacher Part of Royal Society's Science Teaching Leadership Programme

posted 3 Feb 2015, 18:21 by OC Web   [ updated 5 Feb 2015, 01:46 by Chris Magill ]
Dawn Hirschberg, Ōtaki College Physics Teacher, was selected to participate in this programme in Terms One and Two of 2015.  

The following is taken from a Royal Society media release:
"One of the teachers starting the programme is Otaki College’s Dawn Hirschberg, who will be hosted at Nga Manu Nature Reserve in Waikanae. It is planned that an ongoing relationship between Otaki College and the reserve will result from Ms Hirschberg talking part in the programme.

For the research component of the programme, Ms Hirschberg will be working at the Nga Manu Nature Reserve for two terms, primarily monitoring the flow of water in and out of the reserve from the fresh water spring, through the ponds and out into the Kakariki Stream.

“Initially, I will be doing the monitoring but in the future, ideally, students would be coming down to the reserve and doing the monitoring.”

Ms Hirschberg said the prospect of leadership training was an aspect of the programme that appealed to her and the timing of the new programme was “perfect” as the science department at the college had begun looking around for how it could make links with local scientists and make better use of resources in the region."

For the full story, follow this link: New programme aims to improve science learning in New Zealand