Julian Thomson

Hi, thanks for discovering my website. This page is a bit about me.

I am involved in science communication and education in ways that link geoscientists with teachers, students, and the public mostly in New Zealand, but also in Asia. This includes offering online courses for scientists who want to offer high impact school outreach, consultancy with school faculties and individual teachers around their earth science, ecology or outdoor programmes, running geoscience workshops and field trips, creating school learning resources,  making educational videos and authoring web pages. I am the lead creator of the prize winning GeoTrips website that shows non-specialists where they can explore the geology and landforms of Aotearoa New Zealand.

In my work I love to highlight the natural world to enable exploration, discovery and a sense of wonder. I am also very interested in ways we can best safeguard ourselves from Natural Hazards which are a continual issue in New Zealand, where our plate boundary offers us earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami and storms that can impact us at any time.

So please feel free to follow my blog posts and various projects, and send me your comments of questions. I look forward to hearing from you..

Receiving theSCANZ science communication prize for 2019

Receiving the Science Communicators Association of New Zealand prize for 2019 from SCANZ president Laura Goodall. The award was for leading the creation of the GeoTrips website.