Linking People with Science
This page describes Scion activities, scholarships and internships that promote science to New Zealanders.
Scion scientists on YouTube
Watch science at work as our scientists show their projects:
- Genetic Heritage Trail: Radiata pine tree breeding in New Zealand (Emily Telfer. 3:19)
- Biological Control of Buddleia by the cleopus weevil (Toni Withers. 4:28)
- New indigenous forest resources for New Zealand (Greg Steward. 1:42)
- Transforming kiwifruit waste into biospifes (Martin Markotsis. 1:38)
- Nutrient Recovery: Useful products from the TERAX™ pilot plant (Rob Lei. 1:56)
- TERAX™: Hydrothermal deconstruction at pilot scale (Daniel Gapes. 3:40)
Scion scientists on radio
Hear our scientists and researchers talk about their work on Radio New Zealand’s Our Changing World programme via RNZ podcasts:
- Bio-based timber preservatives (Dr Tripti Singh - 12 mins 53 secs)
- Biofuel potential of waste pine (Dr Michael Jack - 12 mins 56 secs)
- Buddleia biocontrol (Dr Toni Withers - 13 mins 37 secs)
- Termite gut microbes (Dr Gareth Lloyd-Jones - 12 mins 42 secs)
- Torrefaction (George Estcourt - 14 mins 35 secs)
- Modified Zeolite (Robert Lei - 7 mins 19 secs)
- Bioplastics (Jeremy Warnes - 23 mins 11 secs)
- Rotorua's Waste 2 Gold Programme (Robert Lei - 14 mins 28 secs)
- The National Forest Health Reference Collection (John Bain and Margaret Dick - 14 mins 44 secs.
Forests and water: Creating prosperity from trees
Forests play a vital role in regulating the quantity and quality of water and the health of waterways. Our research at Scion helps ensure forest ecosystems are as productive and sustainable as possible.
Trees as living factories of the future
Simone Walker explains how wood can be used as a renewable replacement for fossil fuels and other products.
Internships are offered for skilled, enthusiastic students considering a career in science. The internship programme is full-time for 12 weeks over the summer. If you are a Maori full-time student in your final undergraduate year, or in the preliminary stages of a post-graduate study programme, you are eligible to apply.
The 2011/12 intern is Reina Tamepo.
On 12 March 2011, the public was invited to Science in the Park: Discovering Scion.
This free open day allowed visitors to learn about our science through a host of interactive displays and fun activities.
Located on Scion’s beautiful, tree-lined grounds the event attracted thousands of visitors from the local community and beyond.