Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
10 March 2016
This sold out event, Pioneers in Science with Sylvia Earl will be broadcasting live via Google hangout & Youtube. Tune in on Thursday, March 10, 10am – 11.30am.
In this live and digital program, high school students have the rare opportunity to engage with world renowned scientists on an unprecedented level. It’s a time for Q&A, and to address some of the most important topics in science. This level of engagement allows students intimate access to scientists—to interact firsthand in what their future of science will be.
Meet the speaker
National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Earle is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer who has been called a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress and “Hero for the Planet” by Time magazine. Formerly chief scientist of NOAA, Earle is the founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research, Inc., founder of Mission Blue
and SEAlliance, and chair of the Advisory Councils of the Harte Research Institute and the Ocean in Google Earth.
Earle has led more than a hundred expeditions and logged more than 7,000 hours underwater, including leading the first team of women aquanauts during the Tektite Project in 1970; participating in ten saturation dives, most recently in July 2012; and setting a record for solo diving in 1,000-meter depth.
Her research concerns marine ecosystems with special reference to exploration, conservation, and the development and use of new technologies for access and effective operations in the deep sea and other remote environments. Sylvia Earle appears with thanks to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.