Meet the Ecolinc Learn Online design team
Linda joined the Ecolinc team as Director in 2015 after a significant leadership career including as an acting Senior Advisor in the SWVR and as Principal of Mount Clear College for 6 years. Linda is passionate and dedicated to providing students with the best educational opportunities in environmental education. Linda is personally interested in animal conservation to ensure that future generations can witness, appreciate and benefit from the marvellous diversity that we have on earth.
David’s interests and passions are his family and friends, the mighty Hawthorn football club, photography and videography (both shooting and video manipulation). David has a strong commitment to STEM education and collaborating in the highly productive team at Ecolinc.
Jo is thrilled to be associated with the Ecolinc team and to support their innovative delivery of STEM programs to Victorian students. She brings a comprehensive background in digital technologies, Learning Management Systems, and curriculum planning. One of her passions is broadening Ecolinc’s existing networks to seek out new, exciting links to industries and tertiary sectors.
As the technician at Ecolinc, Son is very interested in artificial intelligence and machine learning. In his spare time Son is very keen on hiking in the great outdoors.
Part of the teaching team at Ecolinc, Colleen sees herself as both scientific and artistic. When she is out in nature, she often rearranges leaves and stones to make patterns. This is called Ephemeral Art.
Nicole has been working as an Education Officer at Ecolinc since it opened in 2005. She hopes to inspire students to respect the environment and to leave the planet in a better way than it was found. In her spare time Nicole and her family enjoy the outdoors, camping, bush walking and heading the beach in summer.
Anthony did a PhD on the mathematics of fire, and worked as a researcher and software engineer before becoming a Mathematics and Physics teacher. He enjoys bush walking and bird watching, gardening, and playing his rock guitar in his spare time. Anthony loves Bearded Dragons and cares for the reptiles at Ecolinc.
Bob has been teaching Science and specializing in Chemistry for over 30 years. Having taught at a number of secondary colleges and two specialist science centres in Victoria, he has considerable experience in the teaching chemistry, in particular the instrumentation component of VCE Chemistry. He has taught across both Primary and Secondary Science and Maths curriculum areas and has considerable experience in program design and implementation.
In Bob’s 40 years as an environmental educator he has taught around 130,000 students, worked with a few thousand teachers, and is the author of around 80 books. These days most of the education material Bob writes goes on the web. He’s an accomplished naturalist and photographer. He still gets a massive buzz every time he has an opportunity to be sharing our environment with students.
Carol-Anne is a member of the teaching team at Ecolinc. She lives on 10 acres with her husband, kids and horses. She feels very lucky to be working in a STEM center such as Ecolinc. She is also heavily involved in the community theater in Geelong.
Patrice has been with Ecolinc since the very beginning. Patrice is the laboratory technician at Ecolinc. Her work is integral to the successful daily delivery of teaching and learning.
Julie has worked at Ecolinc since it opened in 2005. As such she has witnessed the growth of Ecolinc as an amazing STEM education facility and on a daily basis Julie sees students from different schools across Victoria enjoying their STEM learning.