Saturday the 9th was the opening day at the University so we went along early to get a decent park and because Hannah and Daniel were booked into an Orokonui workshop, "Forest Forensics". That was the best Orokonui one we went to, as they had to compare hair samples and footprints and DNA to work out that it was a Jack Russell terrier which killed the kiwi. While they were doing that the rest of us looked at the various displays, which were mostly very interesting/fun.
|Food Science Dept: How much fat in various takeaways|
|Inflatable walkthrough brain|
|Tank of sea life - Marine Research - they gave us 2 excellent identification brochures |
on the Rocky Shore and the Sandy/Muddy Shore
|Make a drone fly using your brainwaves|
There was also a machine which could tell you your weight, fat% and muscle% and a few virtual reality games, DNA testing machines, anatomical models, craft for the younger kids (decorating a blown-up latex glove, and colouring-in), reflex testing and many other amazing things. We'll be back next time!