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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Rotorua Schools' Tour

I am in Rotorua this week visiting a number of the schools to tell the children about the Rotomahana Project.

It is wonderful to witness the excitement and engagement of the kids, and the enthusiasm of the teachers helping them to learn about the unique history and geology of the local area.

I have been describing some background of New Zealand's volcanic landscapes, the reasons why scientists want to understand the geothermal activity, the history of the Tarawera Eruption of 1886 and also the way we will be investigating the lake with the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles.

The photos show GNS Scientists at work studying our volcanoes and geothermal activity in New Zealand

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