Geo-education and Science Communication
Kia ora! I am a geoscience educational outreach and science communication specialist living in Aotearoa New Zealand which is justifiably famous for its active geology and spectacular landscapes.
My mission is to show people what can be learned and appreciated about nature and earth science. I do this by working in partnership with scientists and educators so that non-specialists can feel awe and wonder about the planet through simple but engaging activities and experiences. If you want to know a bit more of what I do and why I do it read more about me here.
My work with teachers and schools is to help with curriculum development and delivery, focusing on geology and environmental science. I run many field trips, workshops and coaching sessions for teachers who want help with their geoscience education as well as with scientists who wish to communicate their research in engaging ways through different media. You can see an example of one such project here.
If you like to learn the story of New Zealand’s geology and landforms, why not subscribe to my Out There Learning YouTube channel where I showcase geological stories around Aotearoa. Have a look below for some recent examples.
Finally I welcome your comments and questions if you would like to contact me here.
How should you best communicate your geoscience research? This article is based on a presentation I gave to the 2020 conference of the Geosciences Society