New Zealand Science Idol 2012 is upon us. It’s a chance for any student, teacher, or science lover above the age of eight to share their passion for a scientific topic via music or spoken word.
Allow me to introduce it:
Entries are due by 17 June 2012, so get started now!
I’ll be going on a tour of schools across New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin) over the next two weeks to perform new songs, promote school science, and get some buzz going for the competition.
The competition is part of the 2012 New Zealand International Science Festival. There are tons of details about the competition on the festival website here.
Even though I’m only hitting the huge urban centers in New Zealand, I’m hoping that people across NZ will get involved. In order to facilitate that, I have a series of video tutorials to walk you through the entire process from writing lyrics to performing your song.
I’d like to give a special thanks to KlabLab for allowing use of their audio templates and for sponsoring prizes for the category winners. I’d also like to thank the U.S. embassy for sponsoring the tour. And the Centre for Science Communication at the University of Otago for allowing me to do all of this as part of my Masters thesis.
And of course NZISF: