Working with schools

We sponsor regional science and technology fairs around New Zealand and support learning programmes that bring science into the classroom.

NIWA Interactive Room at Kelly Tarlton's

The NIWA Interactive Room at Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium in Auckland was opened to the public in 2005. The room provides interactive activities for children aged 5 to 10 years on marine biodiversity and ecosystems, focusing on both the ocean and Antarctic environments. Over 60,000 children visit the room each year, most as part of organised school trips.

Science fairs

NIWA is the major sponsor for regional science and technology fairs in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Nelson. Sponsorship is part of our long-term commitment to both promoting the importance of science and technology in our lives and enhancing its profile as a career option for young New Zealanders. Learn more about NIWA Science and Technology Fairs.

NIWA publications

NIWA produces a number of publications about our research and services. Discover our range of publications

NIWA posters

NIWA publishes a series of high-quality, informative posters intended for classroom use and these are available to schools nationwide.