The Science Pathways program team are a group of creative and innovative people who work collaboratively to engage Western Desert community schools, in consultation with Traditional Owners and other elders, to develop integrated Two-way Science teaching and learning programs.
David Broun View profile External link
Senior Facilitator, Science Pathways For Indigenous Communities - Services
David is an educator engaged in the development and delivery of the Science Pathways program facilitating selected Western Desert schools and communities to develop two-way science education curriculum at the intersection of traditional knowledge and Western Science. David brings an innovative and collaborative approach to his work, facilitating successful partnerships in program delivery. He draws on his media training to include the use of digital media as a science, language and numeracy development tool in education in Aboriginal communities. David brings a diverse range of interests, experiences and creativity to his work. He has lived and worked in the Kimberley area of Western Australia for ten years in a range of education an community development roles in Aboriginal communities. His current work is with Martu people in remote regions of the Pilbara and Goldfields. David is committed to issues of access and equity in education and believes in the emancipatory power of education in social change.
Cameron Hugh View profile External link
Facilitator, Science Pathways For Indigenous Communities - Services
- Email: Cameron.Hugh@csiro.au
Cameron is a team orientated, results-driven professional with tertiary qualifications in Conservation Biology and Education. He has extensive experience in biological sciences and working with Aboriginal people. Prior to joining CSIRO he worked for the Dept. of Fisheries before spending several years teaching in remote Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara. He is passionate about improving educational outcomes in remote communities by embedding traditional ecological knowledge and practical western science into the curriculum.
Senior Facilitator, Science Pathways (Northern Territory) and Project Manager, Land & Learning Program, Tangentyere Council, Alice Springs, NT
Meg Mooney has been working on Tangentyere Council’s Land & Learning program, on which Science Pathways for Indigenous Communities is partly based, for 15 years. Meg now manages Land & Learning, which supports the teaching of two-way science about country, and has worked on projects with Indigenous community schools all over central Australia, as well as with some Indigenous ranger groups. Prior to this, Meg spent 3 years setting up and running a joint Tangentyere-Greening Australia community seedbank. When she first came to central Australia, in the late 1980s, she worked in desktop publishing for the Luritja language program based at Papunya School. Meg has had strong connections with this Western Desert community since then and speaks some Luritja. She started her professional career as a geologist and has a Bachelor of Science (honours) and an Associate Diploma in Professional Writing.
Facilitator, Science Pathways (Northern Territory) and Project Officer, Land & Learning Program, Tangentyere Council, Alice Springs, NT
Fiona has worked in Indigenous education, land management and traditional ecological knowledge for over ten years. She has a Visual Arts –Fine Art degree and a Graduate Diploma of Education. Her first teaching job was for three years in the remote Martu community of Punmu, WA. Fiona then worked as a training co-ordinator for the Martu culture and heritage organisation Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ), helping to develop and implement a culturally appropriate conservation and land management training package with remote ranger teams. She then co-ordinated the Punmu women’s ranger team for 4 years. After this, she completed a project collecting oral histories with Martu elders. These experiences combined her passion for education and the environment and have set a solid foundation for working with Aboriginal people on country.