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STEMFest Team

Due to the unknown nature of the situation with the COVID-19 lockdown, the Board of STEM Wana Trust have discussed our options for this year’s Tauranga STEM Festival (STEMFest) 2021. After much deliberation and discussion, it is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the postponement of STEMFest...

STEM Wana Trust/Tauranga STEM Festival (STEMFest) will operate under the guidelines for Alert Levels 1-4 provided by the New Zealand government. Full details of which can be found here: https://covid19.govt.nz/activities/public-events-and-entertainment/ Our team will also be working closely with Tauranga City Council events team, as well as community groups and...

Thursday 12th August 2021 saw sponsors, friends, and media gather at Basestation and Tinkd Makerspace for the official STEMFest 2021 launch. The Board of STEM Wana Trust and organising team were delighted to share our exciting highlights for STEM in the Community and STEMFest on 3rd October 2021. It...

This year the organising team wanted our talented STEM whānau to help us come up with a superhero mascot for STEMFest 2021 that solves an environmental problem using STEM superpowers. Entries came in from young people across Tauranga and during the July school holidays we also hosted a special...

Expect experiments and explosions as the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics festival STEMFest returns, promising an even bigger and better event for 2021. The inaugural Tauranga STEM Festival (STEMFest) in 2019 attracted 3,500 visitors from across New Zealand. The event also scooped the TECT Community Awards for Event Excellence...

Natalie will be our official representative for STEMFest and doing social media takeovers and will be sharing all the plans and exciting news in the build up to STEMFest in October. Natalie is a marine biologist, doing a PhD on marine ecology and is a Doctoral Assistant at the...

During the school holidays 19th April – 2nd May 2021, we invited our families to take part in the STEM Explorer Trail in Tauranga’s CBD. We had reports of lots of STEM explorers enjoying the activity and getting out and about. There was a very special stop at Craniums...

Made by our community, for our community The STEM Explorer Trail was designed, developed and produced by the participants in the Youth Dev Challenge programme which ran for 12 weeks, as part of the 2020 STEM Initiative. Families and teams are invited to take part in an interactive explorer...

Family Event: Saturday 17th July 2021 Create a Mascot Superhero that will solve an environmental problem using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) superpower. Design a superhero STEM mascot (on A4 paper). Give your mascot a STEM superpower that will solve an environmental problem. Give your mascot a superhero...