How Kris went from environmental scientist to COO of a gas company


Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Lifecycles

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions, Atoms, Solids/Liquids/Gases

Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/Non-Renewable Resources, Rocks, The Changing Earth

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Careers, Maths, Technology, Engineering.

Years: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The internet of thoughts is coming | Cosmos

Space tourism – a launch Australia can’t afford to miss – Australia’s Science Channel

The little-known native foods about to change the world – Australia’s Science Channel

From 3D printing to bioplastic, seaweed just keeps on giving – Australia’s Science Channel

How to argue better about the environment (or anything else) – Australia’s Science Channel

Inspiring students with STEM – Australia’s Science Channel

Shhh! Don’t wake the microbes – they could create carbon bombs – Australia’s Science Channel

How Kris went from environmental scientist to COO of a gas company – Australia’s Science Channel

Earth 2.0: same same, but better | Cosmos

ET ‘habitable zone’ much smaller than previously thought | Cosmos

Mathematics of scale: big, small and everything in between | Cosmos

Chernobyl is now a hugely important wildlife refuge | Cosmos

For Antarctic food webs, penguin poo is the gift that keeps | Cosmos

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An industry career as an environmental scientist can combine a love for the outdoors as well as meaningful community engagement work. Read more about Dr Kris Waddington’s surprising career in the Oil and Gas sector here. This article would be great for opening up a discussion with students about unexpected careers in STEM and would be suited to all sciences for years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.

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