Three decades of discovery
The Science and Technology Fair has been an annual event in the Nelson Tasman region for nearly 30 years. Cawthron Institute/Foundation has been supporting the fair for over a decade and became the primary sponsor and organiser of the event after the 2011 fair.
Judging of the projects is completed by the end of the first day and the remaining time that the projects are on display is the perfect opportunity for friends, family and anyone to come along and have a look at the fantastic talent we have in our region.
Fame and fortune
The prizes of the fair have become famous for their enormity. Each student is judged by an independent panel and has the opportunity to win gold, silver, bronze and highly recommended science or technology awards, each with their own value. Winning projects may then receive the overall science award or the overall technology award. All students also have the opportunity to win a 'Special Category' awards from our fantastic sponsors.
Cawthron Foundation is a registered charity established to support the world-class, independent research developed and delivered by Cawthron Institute to protect and enhance freshwater and marine environments and find solutions for the sustainable development of our natural resources.
Cawthron Foundation is overseen by an independent trust board chaired by Dr Morgan Williams – current chair of World Wide Fund for Nature in New Zealand and former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.
Cawthron Foundation provides an opportunity for you to play a part in developing science for a better world. Donations and gifts to the Foundation help Cawthron to deliver research into areas important to New Zealanders, and to support talented New Zealand scientists.
Find out more at: http://www.cawthron.org.nz/foundation