WE LOVE SCIENCE AND DISCOVERING HOW OUR AMAZING WORLD WORKS!
More importantly, we love to share this with students. We want to ensure all students are given the opportunity to discover the wonderful world of science, and its relevance in their everyday lives.
Owned and operated by a science professional with experience in teaching, our team has worked within scientific disciplines and have the knowledge, experience and passion in taking educational science incursions to schools. All our staff have valid working with children's certification.
Science 2 Kids provides hands on, engaging and relevant programmes aligned to the Australian curriculum. We promote the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) philosophy providing opportunities for critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills to be developed using inquiry, project and challenge based learning.
We understand everyone's learning needs are different and we are happy to customise programmes to your requirements. Please feel free to contact us to discuss what we can do for you.
Georgina Barnett is a passionate Geologist who loves to inspire and support children's science education and is a strong advocate of women in STEM. She studied Geology and Environmental Biology at Curtin University of Technology and proceeded to work in the booming oil and gas industry. Following this Georgina worked in the Pilbara region of Western Australia as a resource evaluation geologist where she discovered a new species of fossilised bivalve, before returning to Perth to work in the materials characterisation team at Rio Tinto's head office. It was then she started volunteering with the CSIRO's STEM Professionals in schools program. She has inspired many young students through her presentations to become interested in geology, an experience which was very rewarding and led Georgina to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Education at Edith Cowan University. With encouragement from family and friends, Georgina started Science 2 Kids in 2017 it is through this business she hopes to continue to nurture children's STEM education, inspire girls to pursue careers in STEM and expose students to the amazing opportunities STEM can bring.
Clive Daw has a wealth of experience within the agricultural and mining industries. He graduated from the Denmark Agricultural College and started his early working life in the agricultural industry but after developing an interest in lapidary and minerals he soon changed careers. Clive mined emeralds for eleven years and during that period became a professional nickel prospector undertaking further training with Dr G. Bartram and C.R Elkington of the Western Mining Company (WMC). In the late 1960s he joined Placer Development Ltd and carried out extensive exploration in the Kimberly, Pilbara, and Goldfields regions of Western Australia. Through his interest in minerals Clive developed skills in the art of faceting gems, all aspects of lapidary and precious metal work. He has presented to a variety of organisations including; Guest speaker at the Australian Institute of Earth Science's 50 years of nickel mining in Western Australia Forum in 2015, the WA Lapidary and Rock Hunting Club, Mineral Society of WA and to various Schools within WA. Clive has been a keen supporter of the Kent Street Senior High Schools Earth Science Division. During his extensive career he has inspired many students to pursue careers within the mining and earth science disciplines. Clive is an enthusiastic mineral collector and was amongst the first six international prospectors given freedom of Soviet Siberia in 1993 to search for and collect minerals. He was successful in meteorite search and recovery in finding the first meteorite in the Southern Hemisphere that was tracked in space and photographed in its fall. It was the sixth such event in the world using this method. Clive has had much success in the field of new to science mineral discoveries, more are in the process of investigation at the University of Western Australia.