For schools

Request a School of Geography, Environment and Earth Science staff member to come and give an inspiring presentation at your local secondary school.

Here is some information on blogs and video about several scientific cruises that have been, are about to go, or are currently offshore New Zealand to study the sea and seafloor and below.

Presentations we offer to schools

  • SGEES is happy to offer to the schools of the Wellington Region interesting and inspiring presentations at no cost. Just contact us at  emily.brook@vuw.ac.nz 04 463 6158 or steff.marinus@vuw.ac.nz 04 463 5337 or  if you are interested to have any of them.
  • Geophysics Group (Martha Savage, John Townend, Katrina Jacobs, et al) - Earthquakes and seismologists in New Zealand - Yr 10-13, Earthquakes and hazards and what seismologists do
  • Andrew Mackintosh - Glaciers and ice sheets in a warming world - Yr 10-13, Environmental change, research, Antarctica, Southern Alps
  • James Renwick - What is climate change really all about? - Yr 10-13, Climate science, prediction
  • James Renwick - Why are there clouds in the sky? All Observation, wander, water cycle, history
  • James Renwick - New Zealand's wildest weather: what, where, when, why? All Meteorology, extremes
  • Ralph Chapman - What can NZ do to combat climate change? - Yr 10-13
  • John Overton - Global inequalities - Yr 10-13
  • Warwick Murray - A passion of the world - why study Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences? - Yr 10-13, Why Human Geography, Environmental and Development Studies and Earth Sciences are so important in today's world
  • Warwick Murray - The restless globe - what is Human Geography and is it useful to study? - Yr 10-13, What topics are covered in Human Geography in SGEES
  • Warwick Murray - An unfair world and Development studies - Why does global poverty exist and what can we do about it? - Yr 10-13, What topics related to poverty are studied within Development Studies at SGEES