I am passionate about communicating the excitement of science and the natural world to young people and their families. Children learn best by seeing and doing. That is why the CSIRO’s Double Helix Science Club is so successful – it exposes young people to hundreds of events throughout the year. These events range from making and launching model rockets, banding bats and birds, behind-the-scenes tours of hospital laboratories, hands-on experiments, field trips, astronomy viewing nights, electronics and so much more.
My commitment to educating families about the need to protect our environment led me to start up a junior field naturalists club almost 30 years ago, and I still coordinate that Club today, with club memberships growing each year.read more