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Episode Info: Find out more about the Ocean Lovers Festival, a celebration of sustainability, science, arts & culture all on Australia's iconic Bondi Beach. We chat with founders Anita Kolni & Carolyn Grant as they describe the huge variety of free activities, workshops, installations and science talks that are happening between March 20 & 22. Dr Vanessa Pirotta also drops by to describe her whale research and the use of drone technology, as well as shares her thoughts on helping students get into STEM. Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education About the Ocean Lovers Festival The Ocean Lovers Festival is an annual celebration of Ideas, Art+Music and Actions, showcasing some of the latest innovations, science, state-of-the-art technology and cool ideas for helping the oceans. Staged at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach, the Ocean Lovers Festival provides 6 days of free entertainment and events. Be inspired and entertained with art, films, music, food, talks, stalls, workshops and more. Come and Sea Change!Fizzics Education is working with the Ocean Lovers Fesitval to curate science talks & workshops throughout the event in the Ocean Lab. This initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia. https://www.oceanloversfestival.com/ About Dr Vanessa Pirotta Dr Vanessa Pirotta is a wildlife scientist and science communicator. Her zoological background has taken her around the world for wildlife research. Vanessa is also a passionate and experienced science communicator who loves making science accessible. Her keen interests cover topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, also known as STEAM. Vanessa has represented Australia internationally as the national winner of a world-renowned science communication competition known as FameLab, placing second in the world. Vanessa’s efforts to communicate science has also seen her become a TEDx speaker, speak at the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and recognized as one of the top 100 Women of Influence judged by the Australian Financial Review. https://www.vanessapirotta.com/ About the FizzicsEd Podcast Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education 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! https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/ Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode?  Share it!The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )http://www.aeon.net.au/...
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