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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Posters of Lake Rotomahana

Here is a last look at the posters of Lake Rotomahana created by Rotorua Primary and Intermediate school children.The first image is the winning poster created by Kaya Henderson-Corporaal, Georgia Perham and Breannah Wakefield of Galatea School. We were particularly impressed by the careful detail and realism of features on the lake floor in this poster.
 


The second prize was shared by two students from Rerewhakaaitu School: Mark Sincalir and Paige Skipper. They each created a very colourful and artistic poster. These portray the whole atmosphere of the lake as well as a variety of hydrothermal features and rocks on the lake floor.






 This is Westbrook School student Cassandra Kiff's picture of what she thought may be found by the Rotomahana scientists. "Maybe the Pink and White Terraces?" She has also shown colourful bubbles and vents in the lake.
Traci Benson of Owhata School created this small poster. She clearly related the present lake floor to the history of the Tarawera Eruption. A very colourful and eyecatching picture.
There were many other posters that impressed us. Here is another look at some of the display in Rotorua Central Library. The posters have now been moved to the GNS Science building in Avalon, Lower Hutt where they are on display in the foyer.





A big thank you to all the teachers, students and others involved in bringing this poster exhibition about, including Sue Heke and other staff at Rotorua Library, Jessie McKenzie of the Royal Society of New Zealand and Harvey James of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

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