Besides the collecting and research activities, the NZCS also conducts
educational activities. Unfortunately the NZCS, lacks a modern exhibition room,
but a small permanent mini-expo can be visited under supervision, and after
All scientists and most technicians of
NZCS/CMO are involved in teaching courses at the University. NZCS
has also initiated and is coordinating a MSc. program in
NZCS scientists and technicians are involved
in a project to publish small booklets on animals for children.
School classes, interested people and other organizations are often shown
around, and provided with information about the research and collections.
Students of different levels are given support in their researches, and whenever
possible, students (national and international) are given the opportunity to
participate in NZCS activities.
The NZCS started with nature awareness activities, such as newspaper
articles and video documentaries. The first series of these documentaries is
called "Images of Paradise", and was broadcasted on national television in
November and December 2003. More information on these documentaries can be
obtained through the NZCS email address: