What not to do as a STEM educator

I speak from my experience as a science communicator and offer tips to tackle common facilitation foibles in university classrooms. My tips are easy to implement, shift agency and effort from the teacher to the students and are well-supported by education research.

Carnivorous

Carnivorous plants are the psycho killers of the plant world... kaskasé. They consume at least part of their nutrients by trapping and digesting insects or small animals using elaborate traps, tricks and sticky business. This year I spent precious time traipsing through lush forests that make Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo, so iconic. In Bako National Park–a... Continue Reading →

Love letter to Earth

Dear Earth, I grew up in a place we humans call Woy Woy Bay. It means ‘deep water’ in the language of the Darkinjung people, the traditional custodians of that land. Here, the scrubby Eucalyptus-Acacia woodlands of Brisbane Water National Park tumble across sandstone ridge and down; down to meet the serpentine backwaters of the... Continue Reading →

Deeper water

A story on the plight of plastic in our oceans; how being a rookie scuba diver made the problem real and a plastic fanatic outta me.

Best space day ever

Best space day EVER @VSSEC: a simulated Mission to Mars with #reallife astronauts, astronaut wannabes, NASA mission controllers, pilots and more feat. Dianne McGrath and a message of sustainability.

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