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Into the community - Annual Report 2020

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Into the community - Annual Report 2020

31 March, 2021

What a huge year 2020 was for everyone, both in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. For organisations running educational outreach and engagement programmes, Covid-19 provided enormous challenges but also the proverbial opportunities.

We took the chance to redevelop our resources and reconfigured what we do to reach our audiences via an online environment. We ran our annual Regional Lecture Series as online webinars, started a quirky podcast series and supported our students to make animated videos of both their own work and some of our ‘Materials Fact or Fiction’ episodes (our partnership series with RNZ Nights). While we were fortunate to be able to run some of our engagement (such as DiscoveryCamp and NanoCamp) in person, our pivot to an online environment added new strings to our bow, and we’ll keep playing new tunes as we move forward.

You can find out more about our community outreach activities in the following pages from our Annual Report 2020: