Nanogirl brings science to life

Nanogirl and her trusty lab assistant Boris create some engineering magic live on stage. Photo: Supplied

AN explosive live science and engineering theatre show is coming to Invercargill next month.

Nanogirl, Dr Michelle Dickinson, MNZM, and the Nanogirl Labs team will bring Nanogirl Live! in Engineering Magic to the Civic Theatre on Monday, November 6, at 5pm and 7pm.

With a vibrant magic themed story, and packed with science experiments, feats of engineering, daredevil stunts and explosions, the show brings science and engineering to life for young audiences.

Dickinson said the Nanogirl Labs team believed that understanding science and engineering was important for everyone.

“This year’s tour is travelling to 12 towns and cities around New Zealand, visiting many for the first time. I’m really looking forward to meeting people from Invercargill and being able to share science with everyone there.”

Alongside the theatre tour, the Nanogirl team will visit schools in and around Invercargill, supporting teachers through science education workshops and helping to empower teachers with new science and technology skills. These visits are provided at no cost to the schools, thanks to Nanogirl Labs’ partnership with the MacDiarmid Institute.

Nanogirl Labs co-founder and managing director Joe Davis said the tour was both “impactful” and enjoyable.

“Research carried out with the University of Auckland has shown that this project – bringing science and engineering to life on stage – has a real impact on young people’s attitude to science and engineering. It’s also a huge amount of fun for audiences young and old,” Davis said.

“Nanogirl Live! is a New Zealand success story, now in demand around the world as a way of teaching science and engineering principles. These are critical skills for New Zealand’s future work force – we’re really excited to be back home, and to be bringing the Nanogirl Live! to Invercargill for the first time in 2017.”

Tickets are available from TicketDirect and the Invercargill City Council booking office.

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