Genevieve Johnson - Wildlife educator
Genevieve leads education initiatives on the Whale Trackers project. Through her research, and years spent raising awareness at a grass roots level, Genevieve sees the effect environmental education has on changing attitudes and behavior in young people.
A former high school environmental education teacher in her native Australia, Genevieve feels a responsibility to make a difference, by utilizing her passion, expertise and education experience around the globe to raise awareness about the environment, while promoting ways to minimize our impact upon it. In 2008, she completed a Master of Education degree at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.
She sailed around the world as Education Director on the Voyage of the Odyssey, a 5.5 year global scientific and education expedition, studying whales and ocean pollution led by biologist Dr. Roger Payne.
Genevieve is an experienced public speaker, has featured in numerous television and print media articles, and has written over 500 environmental stories for the award winning PBS website - "Voyage of the Odyssey" - http://www.pbs.org/odyssey
By day, she currently works with Zoos Victoria in Conservation & Wildlife science as an outreach coordinator. Contact us if you would like Genevieve to speak at your school or an event.