What we do

Student Workshops

Day-long workshops that engage and inspire Intermediate and secondary school students around the country. Our passionate, cross-disciplinary team work at an appropriate level to unpack thinking and assumptions about social issues.

Awesome! It made me think deeper about things that usually just go over my head. 
Nikita Rawhiti, age 14
Great! I thoroughly enjoyed communicating and engaging with both like-minded and differently-minded people in critical and thought-provoking discussions.  
Haein Ng, age 17
Challenged my thinking. A great experience and a break from the set thinking we do in class.  
Rebecca Mabey, age 16 AGG

Teacher Professional Development

Interactive full day workshops packed with scholarly content and practical teaching and learning activities.

Inspiring – Practical - Thank you so much!  Directly relevant to our teaching.  Would have liked a longer session – Part II???  Keep up the great work.  Your team work/presentation is excellent!
Ann Dale, Marist College, Auckland.
Hi Lynne and Deb, Thanks again so much for the awesome workshop/course today. I loved it so much and will recommend it to other teachers at my school. In fact, I loved it so much that as I was leaving I was so engrossed in thinking how I can use some of the info for my classes that I completely forgot to grab the bound book of activities and links that you had for us!  Thank you!
Karen Pratt, Sacred Heart Girls’ College, Hamilton.

Public Seminars

Our public lectures absorb the wider community in debate around contemporary socio-political issues.  Recently facilitated public seminars include Rotary, Inner Wheel, and Probus groups; Festival lecture series including the Queenstown Winter Festival, Inspire (Nelson) and the Eastbourne Winter Series; and tertiary student forums at the University of Otago.

Donations and Support

The CSC relies heavily on generous donations and support from the local community. If you would like to make a donation please use the following bank details: 
Centre for Science and Citizenship Trust
06 0942 0346582 00 
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