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The Senior Biology Seminar Series 2011 consists of 9 seminars for Year 13 Biology students that run on Thursday afternoons from 3:45 - 5:00 pm from Term 1 to Term 3.
Target Audience: Students preparing for NCEA Biology Level 3 (Merit and Excellence) and New Zealand Scholarship (Biology), administered by NZQA.
Each seminar is based around the work of New Zealand scientists, linking to concepts at Level 8 in the New Zealand Curriculum.
This provides students with an important opportunity to:
(a) increase understanding of concepts and
(b) learn how to apply concepts to new situations.
The programme is designed by experienced biology teachers from the LENScience team, working in consultation with scientists.
Seminars are co-presented by teachers and scientists.
Each seminar topic in the programme runs for a three week block.
Click here for dates and seminar details for 2011.
To register your school, please complete the school registration form found on the LENScience Bookings and Registrations page.
An information sheet for School Principals outlining the programme can be downloaded here.
A small number of schools will be asked to participate in evaluation of the programme. An example of the 2008 Student Evaluation Form is available to view here.
If you have any queries please contact LENSciencehelp@auckland.ac.nz
Check on the school registration page to see whether your school has registered.
This is a FREE PROGRAMME open to all Year 13 Biology students in New Zealand schools.
Home School students are welcome to participate but must register.
The school is responsible to provide the technology required to access the broadcast - either by Satellite Television or the KAREN National Education Network.
Access via Satellite Television is not expensive. This involves having a set top box and satellite dish (like a sky dish).
Even if you do not have a sky dish in your school, this will be a total investment of less than $500 for your school.
Schools can receive the seminar via Satellite Television or the National Education Network.
Alternatively, there are number of schools and universities that have offered to be regional venues for the seminar series. To see these venues, please go to our School Registration page.
The University of Otago has created a Regional Centre for students in the Dunedin area. For more information, please click here .
The Crown Research Insitute SCION in Rotorua has created a Regional Centre for students in the Rotorua area. For more information, please click here.
(click on a link below to download instructions)