What is the Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair?

The Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair is a regional contest that’s local to Te Tairāwhiti. Originally named the Gisborne Science Fair, it first appeared on the school calendar over 40 years ago. Now the Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair, this event has grown to have one of the highest levels of participation per capita in New Zealand. Hundreds of students, and over 15 schools and educational institutions get involved with the Science and Technology Fair each year. 

In 2021, the Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair is moving online. Term 3 plans were disrupted by the Covid Level 4 lockdown however we would very much like to be able to celebrate and acknowledge the work and efforts made by your children/students. Knowing that Term 4 is a very busy time for schools we have decided to shift the event online. This means that we are asking for all projects to be dropped off to the Ilminster Intermediate office by 3pm on Friday 22nd October. Projects will not be displayed for public viewing. Judging will take place on Saturday 23rd October and projects will be showcased virtually on our website and facebook page. Prizes will be delivered to schools. We thank you for your understanding and patience. Please feel free to contact us with any follow up questions.

 


Why do we have a Science and Technology Fair? 

We believe that a curiosity for the world around us, and being able to solve problems and harness the potential of technology, is a vital part of the future of our children and of Te Tairāwhiti.  The Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair aims to cultivate our future champions of science and technology by providing a platform where students can explore, create, discover and share.

We celebrate the achievements of the students and schools who take part with prizes and awards for excellence.

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How can I get involved in the Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair?

Are you ready to get into the Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair?

This is a regional competition so to take part you must first be nominated by your school. That might involve winning a school science fair, or another form of selection at school level.

For more details on how your school is getting involved - just ask your teacher!

You can find out more about exhibiting in the Science and Technology Fair here.


For teachers

If you’d like to involve your school in the Science and Technology Fair 2021, we’d love to help. Take a look at this information for Teachers then get in contact.


For sponsors

Would you like to sponsor the Science and Technology Fair? Contact us today to explore the opportunities.