Justine and Karen have now safely returned from their Antarctic adventure and they have written an entertaining diary which they are sharing with you!
Thank you Dick Smith Foods for your financial support to enable us, Justine and Karen from Tasmania, to participate in the next Homeward Bound programme.
The programme invites 1,000 women from Science-related industries and backgrounds to collaborate in this educational initiative, providing them with the skills and knowledge to do two things:
– Become better informed of what needs to be done to improve our planet’s sustainability, and;
– Encourage women in similar environments to strive for leadership roles in the STEMM world! – that is, Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine.
With Homeward Bound, Justine and Karen are already participating in the current 12 month program culminating in a three week trip to Antarctica in February 2018.
Through participation in Homeward Bound, Justine and Karen hope to develop the leadership, strategy and communication skills needed to progress towards their goals:
Justine: To get Antarctic science into schools across Australia including developing packages with scientists to aid teaching of current Antarctic science. I also hope by participating in Homeward Bound I am showing my three young daughters the importance of standing up for what you believe in.
Karen: To develop the skills required to head a research group in my research area which looks at the social science aspects of aquaculture in Tasmania to fairly combine the needs of the environment, the public and the industry.