Kate Lehane

Branch Activity Leader Special Projects
Scouts Australia ACT Branch

Kate LehaneKate Lehane has a multi-disciplinary background in Science, Environmental Policy and Science Communication. She talks English, French and Science-stuff! She has been a Science Communicator at Geoscience Australia since 2008 where she contributes to a wide range of communications products and campaigns, manages Geoscience Australia’s social media, events and liaises with the media from time to time. Kate is also Branch Activity Leader – Special Projects, with Scouts Australia (ACT Branch) where she is leading the SciScouts project, to encourage Scouts and Guides to learn more about STEM related activities and careers.

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How does this session contribute to Seeing Science Differently?
Scouting is a non-formal educational movement that provides young Australians, aged 6 to 25, with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure. The movement has a strong philosophy of learning by doing. The SciScouts project, led by Scouts ACT, aims to build enquiring minds and exploration of the natural world though Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities.