Expedition Fellow: Plasticseas
Elizabeth Booth is a highly experienced educator with a passion for science and the natural world. Prior to teaching, Elizabeth worked for local government where she coordinated environmental programs and large-scale community environmental events. It was working with school students that ignited Elizabeth’s enthusiasm for teaching and engaging with children and young people.
As a teacher, Elizabeth has focused on STEAM and STEM subjects and has mentored students in a variety of conferences, competitions, and mini-festivals. She has delivered presentations to students and colleagues on best-practice for teaching and learning about science in primary schools and is dedicated to working with teaching staff to reduce the ‘fear factor’ in teaching science.
Recently, Elizabeth has stepped outside of the classroom to hone her skills in Environmental Education and develop her teaching practice through Place-Based Pedagogy and Visual Learning to ensure maximum student engagement in a variety of subjects. Elizabeth is an unapologetic science geek and nature lover and spends much of her spare time photographing the oft-overlooked creatures that inhabit our world with us. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Tropical Biology from James Cook University in Townsville, a Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) from QUT and a Diploma in Conservation and Land Management from the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE.