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Thanks for visiting here. I am a passionate science educator, author, entrepreneur and the founding director of EduScience P/L and Prof Bunsen Science in Australia. I have presented thousands of science activities, shows, presentations, PD sessions and conference lectures over the years. I am a chemist, a tinkerer and am passionate about my work.
I was brought up in South Africa where I studied Chemistry @ the University of Pretoria. I hold a MSc in Physical Chemistry, a BEd in Education Management and a PostGrad Diploma in Education. Over the years I worked in a number of labs as chemist, lectured chemistry, taught physics & chemistry at high school but am still pursuing my first love - to teach abstract concepts in an engaging way. My numerous teaching experiences with children from Soweto to Melbourne and beyond are still inspiring me to enthuse, inspire and innovate!
In 2002 I formed part of a road show to schools in Africa with Africa's first astronaut and IT entrepreneur, Mark Shuttleworth. On that trip I demonstrated science from the back of a truck while Mark inspired the audience with his space and motivational talks. This was a humbling experience and eye opener to the many educational challenges we face. See photo below, middle.
Lastly, I am a great admirer of Prof Robert Bunsen who, by the way, did not invent the bunsen burner but perfected it.
Yours in exciting science