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LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series

The LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series brings Year 13 students from throughout New Zealand together for regular seminars, designed to provide learning extension opportunities that link current New Zealand scientific research to concepts in the school curriculum.

The seminars are broadcast via both Satellite Television and the High Speed KAREN National Education Network.

Web 2.0 tools (Wiki and live chat) create interactivity between students and scientists, and between students and teachers in participating schools.

There is no charge to schools for participating in this education programme, however schools must register and agree to the terms and conditions.

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Information for Students

The LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series is designed to assist Year 13 Biology students in New Zealand Schools who are aiming at achieving at Merit-Excellence-Scholarship level.

Students from all New Zealand schools are able to participate in this programme which will run during Terms 2 - 4 of the school year. For more information please click here.

Information for Teachers and Schools

The LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series is open to all New Zealand Schools who are offering NCEA Biology. It is designed to operate in partnership with the school, providing extension resources for teachers and interaction between teachers, students and scientists on a regular basis. The programme will run during Terms 1 - 4 of the school year.

The programme delivery via television is designed to overcome the broadband problems that many NZ schools experience. There is no charge for schools to particpate.

For more information and to register your school, please click here.

2009 LENScience Senior Biology Seminar Series

To see the 2009 seminar series and archives of all broadcasts and discussions, click here.

2008 LENScience Seminar Series

A trial involving students from Kaitaita, Auckland, Tauranga and Gisborne was held in 2008. 

To see the 2008 seminar series click here

The 2008 programme was evaluated by means of student and teacher questionairres. Click here to read this report.

Click here to see a presentation on this trial by Jacquie Bay, Robert Hamilton and Micheal Keefe.