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Tauranga STEM Festival 2021 originally planned for 3rd October 2021, has secured a new alternative date later on in the year. This year’s event will be held on Sunday 5th December 2021. The team have continued to work during the latest lockdown and with the support of Tauranga City...

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...

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...

TECT Community Awards Recognise Inaugural Festival Held in October 2019 TAURANGA, NZ – 26 JUNE, 2020 — TECT Community Awards have announced Tauranga STEM Festival (STEMFest) as the winner of the Event Excellence Award.  The Festival was the first-ever community driven STEM event to be held in New Zealand....

By Qi-Wern Lim – STEM Champion / Aspiring TeacherPublished Last Wednesday 6th May 2020 I was lucky enough to get to chat with Chris Lintott along with Alyssa Minshall and student ambassadors Micaela, Thomas, Anthony, Michael and Elliot from Otumoetai College. This talk was the first event in the Conversations in STEM series and...