Science Alive ran the Big Science Day in Christchurch in 2015, partly supported by the Brian Mason Trust Fund. An estimated crowd of 20 000 people participated. There were a wide range of stands from 27 organisations including Yike Bike, the NZ Defence Force, NZ Police, NZ Fire Service, MSLB jet boat simulator, Dynamic Controls electric wheelchair, Universities of Canterbury and Lincoln and CPIT, Martin Jet Pack, Kiwispace rocket, eVolocity electrical vehicles, a COBI Digital and a Global Aerial Platforms’ drone, HIT Lab humanoid robots, FabLab 3D printers, CodeClub coding station, Imagination Station robotics programming, Garden City Helicopters and Canterbury Astronomy telescopes.
Social media was used to advertise the event and collect feedback. Use of social media was aimed at the teenage target audience. It is intended to make the Big Day Out a biennial event, in cooperation with the Christchurch City Council.
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