Our project is now nationally recognised and funded
The Microinvestigators project was chosen as one of three pilot projects across Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology (NZIST) organisations, to receive concentrated support from the Research Directors, towards gaining external funding. We have now secured funding from the Lottery Environment and Heritage grant to deliver the Microinvestigators citizen science programme across Southland and to explore expanding it nationally.
These two articles from What’s On Invers show how far the project has come:
SIT Research Project into Microplastics in Invercargill Waterways Recognised Nationally for Development https://whatsoninvers.nz/sit-research-project-into-microplastics-in-invercargill-waterways-recognised-nationally-for-development/
Local Microplastics Project Secures Lottery Funding https://whatsoninvers.nz/local-microplastics-project-secures-lottery-funding/