The FizzicsEd Podcast

The FizzicsEd Podcast

For educators and teachers working to make STEM amazing... no matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering science shows in a museum, this education show helps you teach science & technology the way kids want to learn. The FizzicsEd Podcast brings in educators from across Australia and around the world to talk about tips, tricks, lessons and learnings they've had whilst working with students in the classroom and beyond. Hosted by Ben Newsome, a science teacher, author and founder of the multi-award winning science outreach team at Fizzics Education.... Show More
January 28, 2018 41 min

Meet Craig McGrogan, an incredibly dedicated environmental educator at ReefHQ who for many years has run science workshops, citizen science and ecotourism programs in the heart of tropical north QLD. ReefHQ is the National Education Center the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority whose mission is to inspire everyone to protect and conserve the world's largest reef system. In this episode, we chat about the educational school programs on offer, how tertiary students from across the globe can engage in real science on the reef itself as well as their multi-award-winning distance education program that Craig delivers globally whilst diving in their aquarium.Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics EducationAbout Craig McGrogan Craig McGrogan is the Senior Education Officer at Reef HQ Aquarium, the National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. In addition to a daily programme of talks and tours offered to the visiting public, Reef HQ Aquarium also offers tailored educational programmes for schools from foundation to tertiary level. As part of the Aquarium’s digital outreach education, Craig enjoys getting underwater to present the Reef Videoconferencing programme to schools around Australia and internationally. Reef HQ Aquarium is also a member of the Townsville North Queensland EduTourism consortium, which delivers tailored experiential learning programmes for faculty-led study abroad groups within the local Townsville region. For further information about the Aquarium’s education programmes, please email education@gbrmpa.gov.au or visit http://www.reefhq.com.au/ About the FizzicsEd Podcast With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!  Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode?  Share it!

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