UQ Geography, Planning and Environmental Management PhD student, and CEED top-up scholarship recipient Marie Dade has recently been awarded a NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Outstanding Outreach Award.
Marie’s PhD project questions how ecosystem services supply changes under different urban landscape scenarios.
In 2015, she was named Young Student Ambassador with the Wonder of Science (WOS) program, to promote science education within regional Queensland schools. Marie has also worked with the School of Distance Education, visiting remotely-based students on the Cape York Peninsula to talk science careers and ecology research.
“I am passionate about developing ecology-related projects for school students, and love being involved in scientific outreach,” she said.
“ It’s a great way to communicate new ideas and discoveries to a wider audience, and encourage scientific thinking in students.”
Marie is also developing in collaboration with Robyn Bull and others, a schools outreach program for CEED which will be launched during 2017.