A crowdfunding effort for one of the Homeward Bound participants:
From Kathleen’s Pozible page:
“I’m one of the 78 scientists who have been selected from around the world to participate in the Homeward Bound project in Antarctica. This journey is designed to be the catalyst for the development of world-wide coalition of women scientists with the strategic capacity to drive global change.”
I got hold of Kathleen and she shared the following:
I grew up on the banks of the Ross River in North QLD and have been in the west for the last decade. I come from a family of scientists and musicians, art and science are inseparable. I spent most of my youth playing violin and singing folk music around Queensland and classical music in string quartets and orchestras.
I am a Science Communicator, Geologist and Tertiary Educator. My background in geology includes a BSc (Economic Geology) and partial studies in BEng (Chemical) from JCU and 8 years working in various roles in the resources industry in underground mining, exploration and environmental science. I have a MSc (Science Communication) through ANU and have developed and taught tertiary science units, including an external online science unit, for the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Murdoch at University. I currently coordinate the Aboriginal Education Program at Scitech, developing and delivering workshops to staff and students across all of WA.
I have been involved in a number of professional volunteering roles within science communication and science advocacy over the last decade. I was President of WA branch of Professionals Australia in 2013 and have been a member of their National Science Committee for the last 3 years.
Science is a process that we use every day in order to make good decisions. Increasing the general public’s awareness and hopefully ability of science allows for understanding and respect of our world and our role within it. Our Planet needs a public that can make decisions to actively move us towards a more sustainable, healthy and productive future.