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High School teacher Carl Johnston blogs about his experiences working at NIWA

Carl Johnston has worked in the field of education for five years, teaching junior science and senior physics at Burnside High School in Christchurch. He is passionate about stimulating student’s curiosity to learn about the physical and natural world around them through the use of relevant and purposeful science experiences.

Over the last six months, Carl has worked alongside scientists in the marine physics group at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in Wellington as part of the Royal Society Science Teaching Leadership Programme. Carl’s most memorable experience at NIWA was a three week voyage on New Zealand’s only deep-water research vessel, the RV Tangaroa (70m).

During his time at NIWA, Carl reguarly blogged about his experiences and learnings. Links to his blog posts can be found below:


Carl looking at infauna and epifauna samples collected from a recent biosecurity port survey in Nelson under a microscope with Marine Ecology Technician, Anna. [Carl Johnston]


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