Speakers

Marianne Krasny

Cornell University

A leader in teaching environmental and climate education for international audiences.

Marianne E Krasny is a professor in the Department of Natural Resources and Director of the Civic Ecology Lab at Cornell University. She leads efforts to teach environmental and climate education for international audiences, and to facilitate online learning and resource sharing communities for over 10,000 environmental activists and educators globally. Dr Krasny conducts research with members of the Civic Ecology Lab to answer questions about how to scale up the impacts of civic ecology practices and about how online learning can lead to more effective environmental education and stewardship practices and climate actions.

2020 Conference Keynote:
Adaptive cycle, panarchy, and resilience: a systems perspective on environmental education

Briony
Towers

RMIT University, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Briony Towers is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University. Her research interests include childcentred disaster risk reduction (CCDRR), disaster risk reduction education (DRRE), school emergency managementand climate change adaptation in the education sector. Briony’s multidisciplinary approach to research is grounded in sociocultural theories of human development and informed by theory and practice in child participation, critical pedagogy, placebased education and communitybased disaster risk reduction.

2020 Conference Topic:
Disaster Risk Reduction Education: Pathways Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Place

 

Charlotte Fletcher

As Southern Brown Bandicoot Outreach Officer at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Charlotte is responsible for designing and implementing community engagement initiatives centred around creating a bandicoot friendly community. This work aims to help build connection to nature in residents of south east Melbourne, and raise awareness about the existence of endangered bandicoots in residential areas and appropriate conservation actions. Charlotte’s work at RBGV sits at the exciting intersection of programming, citizen science and behaviour change for conservation.

2020 Conference Topic:
Getting on board the Bandi-wagon –insights from two citizen science urban conservation programs

Catrina
Luz Aniere

Millenium Kids Inc / 
Nulungu Research Institute

Catrina Luz Aniere is CEO – Millennium Kids Inc, a not for profit environmental youth program which operates in Western Australia with partnerships across Australia and Indonesia. She has more than 3years of international and Australian experience in the areas of program development and education for sustainability with a focus on children and youth directed initiatives. All Catrina’s work uses youth voice and engagement at its core.

2020 Conference Keynote:
One thousand actions for the planet

2020 Conference Topic:
A Pedagogy for Becoming Family with Place

Sandra Wooltorton 

Associate Professor Sandra Wooltorton is a Senior Research Fellow with the Nulungu Research Institute, at the University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus. She leads inter- and trans-disciplinary research on topics including environmental education, social change, climate hope, cultural actions for eco-health, Indigenous-led sustainability and transformative learning.

2020 Conference Topic: 
A Pedagogy for Becoming Family with Place

Dr Anne Poelina

Nulungu Research Institute, University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus

Anne is a Yimardoowarra marnin: an Indigenous woman from the Mardoowarra, Fitzroy River who is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with the Nulungu Research Institute in Broome. She has been a research consultant and research fellow for various universities for more than 28 years.

2020 Conference Topic:
A Pedagogy for Becoming Family with Place

Dr Peta
White

Dr White is a science and environmental education Senior Lecturer at Deakin University. She has worked in classrooms, as a curriculum consultant and manager, and as a teacher educator in several jurisdictions across Canada and Australia. Peta’s passion for initial teacher educator, activist environmental education, and actionorientated methodologies drives her current teaching/research scholarship.

2020 Conference Topic:
A Pedagogy for Becoming Family with Place 

Pierre
Horowitz

Pierre is at professor at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. His research and teaching have included an ecosystems approach to the relationships between biodiversity, culture and human health and well-being, with a particular interest in karland gabiin Noongar boodja.

2020 Conference Topic:
A Pedagogy for Becoming Family with Place

 

Len

Collard 

Nulungu Research Institute, University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus

Professor Len Collard is from the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. Len has a background in literature and communications and his research interests are in the area of Australian Indigenous Studies, including Nyungar interpretive histories.

2020 Conference Topic:
A Pedagogy for Becoming Family with Place 

Dr Laurie
Guimond

Laurie is a professor in the geography department at Université du Québec à Montréal (Québec, Canada), an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Nulungu Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame Australia (Broome Campus) and a Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University. Her research revolves around enhancing the essential role of intercultural relations in the territorial development of northern Québec. Other fields of research she investigates include: contemporary northern and rural mobilities and migrations; indigenous – non-indigenous geographies of everyday life of the North; Indigenous awareness training.

2020 Conference Topic:
A Pedagogy for Becoming Family with Place 

Troy & Stuart
Wood

Troy is an environmental activist that is committed to making a change in our society about how we view and take care of our marine environment. He hopes to one day be a carbon-neutral country and know of ways to live symbiotically with our oceans and country that will be sustainable. Troy has been involved in many projects to improve his leadership and knowledge of the environment to be the best person he can be, including: Youth on Leadership, Ocean Heroes, Black Bream Breeding project, Yohfest. Troy is committed to balancing his school and work with making a change through multiple primary schools and high school visits to convey the importance of environmental sustainability and education within Australia for future generations.

2020 Conference Topic:
Youth Panelist

Lachlan
Kelly

Lachlan was born and raised in Bunbury; growing up amongst the unique environment and landscape of the South West inspired him to get involved in the movement for action on climate change by our leaders. He joined School Strike for Climate in February 2019, whilst in Year 12. Since then, he has assisted with the organisation actions in Bunbury, helping to spread the message. He now mainly acts as a supervisor for the young people in his local chapter of School Strike for Climate.

2020 Conference Topic: 
Youth Panelist

Grant
Fenton

Environmental Education Victoria

Grant has a background in not-for-profit and business management, including with IEM Management, Northern Territory Farmers Association and Melbourne Water. Grant now lives in Melbourne and works as the Executive Director at Environmental Education Victoria.

2020 Conference Topic:
Virtual Conference MC

Dr Jennifer Pearson

As the current President of Australian Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) (2010–2014 & 2018–2020) and Convenor of AAEE WA Chapter (2002–2020), Dr Pearson leads teams of professionals to develop initiatives to engage with educators to support their efforts to include sustainability in their workplace.

2020 Conference Topic:
Virtual Conference Open

Bonnie Beal Richardson

City of Mandurah

Bonnie is committed to igniting human potential and inspiring people to change their world for the better. In her role as Senior Environmental Education Officer at the City of Mandurah she focusses on the connection of community and the environment by overseeing the design, implementation and evaluation of environmental education programs. 

2020 Conference Topic:
Virtual Conference Close

Amelia Maia Schröder Turk

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2020 Conference Topic:
Youth Panelist

 

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2021 Conference Topic:
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James Forbes

CEO, Jane Goodall Institute of Australia

Prior to joining JGIA as CEO, James held senior marketing and fundraising roles with the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, Nature Conservation Trust of NSW and WWF-Australia. James is a Senior Associate with Global Philanthropic, a Marketing Advisor with Food Frontier and is on the Board of the Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group – an on-ground organisation protecting and enhancing wetlands throughout Australia’s largest inland river system.

2021 Conference Topic:
TBA

 

Sandra L. Morrison

Associate Professor, Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, University of Waikato

Sandy’s research and professional specialty focuses on adult education, education for sustainability including climate change and environmental issues and the application of indigenous models in addressing developmental issues to improve livelihoods for indigenous peoples and peoples of the Pacific.

2021 Conference Topic:
TBA