Congratulations to House of Science!

Local and national accolades are being showered on this innovative science centre

The House of Science was pronounced the supreme winner at the Trustpower Community Awards in Tauranga recently. The founder and director of this charitable trust, Chris Duggan, was also announced as a finalist in the 2015 Women of Influence awards. She is one of eight finalists in the 'innovation' category. Known by local primary school kids as 'The Science Lady', Chris is passionate about the House of Science's mission to 'resource and connect the local science community'.

Chris and her large team of volunteers have continued to develop resource kits, now totalling 35 boxes which together reach 1000 students every week. Currently housed at Waikato University's Coastal Marine Field Station, the House of Science is bursting at the seams with three separate children's programmes, several robotics teams, teacher professional development and science tutoring sessions every week as well as intensive science and robotics holiday programmes.

For more information on the House of Science and their activities go to http://www.houseofscience.org.nz/