Young scientists on show
Throughout the year, bright young minds have been at work.
Some 2000 primary to secondary school students have been busy on science and technology investigations.
Most schools have held their own science and technology fairs to select the best projects for the regional event on this week.
‘‘The Fonterra Manawatu Science and Technology Fair will be showcasing some of the most innovative, thoughtful and clever projects from the youth of our region,’’ science fair committee member Adrian Bulford said.
This year there’s a Pasifika section with its own prizes for entrants with Pasifika connections, supported by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.
The science fair runs from Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21 at the Barber Hall on Waldegrave St.
‘‘Once again our gold level principal sponsor is Fonterra and we would like to acknowledge their generous support of the fair.’’
Silver level supporters are AgResearch and Massey University with bronze level sponsor Dairy NZ.
The award ceremony is on Saturday, August 20 at 6.30pm at the Palmerston North Girls’ High School Huia Centre in Fitzherbert Ave.
The exhibits can be viewed on Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to midday in the Barber Hall.
2015 prizewinners Polly Williams, Maddison McQueen and Sarah Grant.