Mike’s News Jun 1

1 Jun World milk day  https://worldmilkday.org/
3 Jun Science seminar with NZQA/MoE 4-5pm. Register with Donna at nzase@xtra.co.nz
5 Jun Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 5:45-7:46 am (ends at moonset), maximum 7:24 am
5 Jun World Environment Day www.4million.org.nz       www.mfe.govt.nz
5 Jun Arbor Day  www.treesforsurvival.org
5-7 Jun 40hr Famine weekend  www.famine.org.nz
8 Jun World Oceans day  www.theoceanproject.org/wod/wod_ideas.php
9 Jun National Support Staff Day www.nzei.org.nz      
10 Jun Mt Tarawera erupts 1886 www.teara.govt.nz/en/historic-volcanic-activity/page-2
14 Jun World Blood Donor Day  www.nzblood.co.nz
15 Jun Global Wind Day  www.windenergy.org.nz/resources/for-teachers
Moon FM 6 Jun       3Q 13 Jun       NM 21Jun       1Q 28 Jun      


  1. Remember to treat your technicians (and other support staff) on 9 June.
  2. Activities from DoC for world environment day https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/
  3. UoA Scientist Talks: Prof Richard Easther answers questions Primary school children and scientists often ask about space. Was there more than one Big Bang? What happens when you fall into a black hole? Will the universe expand forever? 8am and 8pm Jun 17 https://www.rtbevent.com/rtb-auckland-home-edition
  4. Science Careers
  5. Digital support
  6. Tiritiri educators can give an hour presentation face-to-face at your school about the island sanctuary. Programs include pest free environment, NZ biodiversity, a Tiri rat story, senior sustainability and biology. Contact Liz & Barbara on educator@tiritirimatangi.org.nzMatangi [ferries, being tourism-based, not running to the island yet on weekdays]


  1. Biology:
  1. Agricultural & Horticultural Science:
  1. Earth & Space Science
  1. Chemistry:
  1. Physics:
  1. Science of COVID-19
  1. Education for Sustainability
  1. Primary


  1. There will be an ESSE webinar with NZQA/MoE representatives 4 June at 10 am. Please email Jenny Pollock at earthspacenz@gmail.com if you wish to attend OR to have questions asked on your behalf. Link: https://www.earthspacescience.org.nz/events


  1. Book a gel electrophoresis kit from UoC https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/science/outreach/learning-resources/gel-electrophoresis-kit/

Cheers, Mike

P.S. I usually get 2 copies of Mike’s News emails but last week I only got 1, which suggests some may have missed out. If you did not get Mike’s News last week please let me know & I will re-send  – it is helpful to know your subject, region and if you’re an HoD or TiC.