About the NZ Brain Bee Challenge
The New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge (NZBBC) is a competition for high school students in year 11 to learn about the brain and its functions, learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses.
The program was started 2006 to address a number of deficiencies in the public's perception of science in general, and neuroscience in particular.
The NZBBC provides current and accurate information on the latest advances in neuroscience research, its value to the community, and promote careers in science and technology.
This event is free, and is funded by the Australiasian Neuroscience Society. Winners of Round 1 progress to further rounds of the Brain Bee Challenge, culminating in the International Brain Bee World Championships.
General Brain Bee Information
To learn more about the Brain Bee Challenge please visit our general information page.
There are 4 rounds to the Brain Bee Challenge. Please note that Round 1 will take place over the month of March 2024 so it is advisable to register as soon as possible so that students can get access to the Round 1 learning materials on the Education Perfect platform.
Teachers can enrol students for the competition through a dedicated link: https://hsl.educationperfect.com/brain-bee-2024
For an FAQ regarding the Brain Bee visit: https://help.educationperfect.com/article/677-brain-bee
Brain Bee Regional Coordinators