In this online workshop we will share kaiako Cathy Upton’s story of how she has grown and celebrated science at Country Kids Kindergarten. Hear how she has overcome challenges and discovered the benefits of having a strong science presence at her centre.

We will be sharing videos of Cathy’s reflections, providing time to discuss any questions you may have as well as identifying what steps you might take to ensure tamariki have access to quality science education in the early years.

This session links to all of the strands of Te Whāriki as well as to the Science Learning area and key competencies of the NZ curriculum.
This session will be valuable for both early childhood and primary school teachers.

Register here.

Joining the webinar

Follow these simple steps to join our webinar:

  1.  Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking on the link and following the instructions. You can also access Zoom on your phone, just follow the prompts.
  2. Find the chat box located in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You may need to access this by clicking on ‘More’.
  3. Using the chat box, introduce yourself, where you teach and, if you are in a group, how many people are there.
  4. Set up your screen for optimal viewing. If you’re using a mobile device, you may wish to view in landscape. We recommend selecting a thumbnail view of the presenters – this way you can easily see what is being shared on the screen.

Then you can:

  1. watch, listen and respond via chat to the presentation and discussion
  2. ask questions using the chat box at any time
  3. continue your learning on Slack – our online discussion forum and join the #early_years_science channel.

The Science Learning Hub team will be there to support you and answer questions.

PLD certification

We currently offer recognition of teachers’ involvement in our online PLD.

  • To qualify for a professional learning and development certificate, teachers must:
  • register for and watch the live webinar or let us know they have viewed the recorded version once it is published on the website
  • register in Slack and participate in our discussions about our #early_years_science or in the Slack learning reflections channel.

Related content

You might be interested in Learning science from home – ECE. This article shares activities to engage young children.


The Science Learning Hub would like to thank Cathy Upton and Country Kids Kindergarten.

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