Be inspired as we chat with Corey Tutt who has made it his mission to spread his love of science to remote and regional indigenous communities through sending science books to schools & linking these students to scientists via Skype. This project is completely self-funded and he works hand in hand with local elders in each community. Not only is Corey increasing scientific literacy, he is also helping kids see true pathways to higher education!
Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics EducationAbout Corey Tutt
Corey is a proud Indigenous man from the South Coast(with Kamilaroi heritage), who is currently working at Sydney University. Corey has a passion for all things science and has been working with Indigenous youth and animals in his spare time.
Corey has worked at Roo gully WA, Shoalhaven zoo as an Alpaca shearer as well as with the RSPCA and Animal Welfare League, before deciding to continue his studies. When he started work at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, his passion for science developed further. He started to teach himself genetics, starting with primary school level and eventually working up to higher level genetics. When he moved to the University of Sydney in 2016 and his first point of call was to find AIME, the very group that mentored him as a teenager. Today is Corey learning more about his culture and is looking to develop pathways to science within the university for indigenous students by creating an indigenous science committee and podcast to be released in July 2019. Outside of the university, he is spreading the word of about science by helping indigenous people find science in remote areas. Using his connections within the animal industry, he is also to find young indigenous people work.
Corey hopes to develop and collaborate these programs and ideas to a spread to other remote communities and create the pathways to science moment to encourage more indigenous people to pursue science and to work with animals. For the past 6 months, Corey has been sending books to 48 remote schools from all around Australia to get people excited by science he has also created the virtual classroom bringing scientists to the bush via Skype. About the FizzicsEd Podcast
With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!
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