Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) Day

The Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) Day is an annual event that showcases some of the exciting career choices and opportunities in science.  It is designed to increase students’ awareness of real science jobs and encourage them to consider science pathways when selecting subjects at high school. 

The first five videos are local professional educators working in different fields but united by their passion for science.  This is followed by shorter videos from North Metro TAFE students about why they chose to do further studies in some of the many science courses offered. 

The 2020 event is now online and available to view, we welcome your feedback to [email protected] 

BEES Day

Perth NRM ‘Adopt A Beach Program’

Wayne Walters

Wayne Walters, Adopt A Beach Program Coordinator, from Perth Natural Resource Management (Perth NRM) outlines how his science education has influenced his career choices which centre around engaging students and community in understanding their environment. This includes creating marine snorkelling trails.

Biodiversity Educator, Science Communicator and Artist

Angela Rossen

Angela Rossen is an artist who works with scientists in three West Australian research institutions to bring their research and young career scientists out of the academy into schools and community settings. She delivers multidisciplinary workshops in biodiversity education with schools and community groups throughout Western Australia. Her presentation covers some of the pathways students can take in environmental conservation including a career in the sciences, teaching, the arts and or science communication. The multidisciplinary workplaces of the future will require flexibility, inspiration and determination. This presentation is relevant to anyone who wants to throw their energy into creating the green future our planet needs.

South East Regional Community Urban Landcare (SERCUL)

Natasha Bowden

Natasha Bowden is the Education and Promotion Manager for the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL). She coordinates the Phosphorus Awareness Project, a program funded by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), and the Fertilise Wise and Mozzie Wise programs. As part of her role, she educates the community and school groups on a broad range of topics relating to waterways, plants and animals including nutrients, algae, aquatic weeds, fish, frogs, turtles, dragonflies and native plants.  Click here to view the Traditional Uses of South West WA Plants online resource as an example of Natasha’s work.

Museum of Moving Objects (MOMO)

Megan Mentz

Archaeology is a fascinating career and Megan Mentz shares how this field of study has enabled her to work on digs across Australia, learn about First Nations culture, manage museum collections and led to teaching Geography and History in secondary schools. Megan now delivers the Little Green Steps WA program to early years educators, bringing sustainability to their planning. Megan and a colleague deliver Museum of Moving Objects (MOMO) bringing archaeology to life for seniors, school children and local governments.

Aquaculture Research UWA

Isobel Sewell

Increasing sustainability in aquaculture through targeted research. Have you ever wondered where your fish comes from? Isobel Sewell discusses her research into finding out how the process of growing fish works, and the troubles the industry faces in terms of sustainability. Isobel also shares the many projects, places and the opportunity to learn techniques used by scientists to combat these issues.

Surface Operations

Benita

Benita wanted to increase her skills and branch out from being a truck driver on the mines. Completing the RII50115 Diploma of Surface Operations Management at North Metropolitan TAFE’s East Perth campus has helped her achieve this.

Electrotechnology

Jarrad

Jarrad enjoyed the technical aspect of previous jobs he had worked in. This led him to complete an apprenticeship in UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician with Rio Tinto.

Pathology Collection

Marta

Marta completed her HLT37215 Certificate III in Pathology Collection at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Mt Lawley campus. She is now enjoying a rewarding and challenging career as a phlebotomist. 

Environmental Monitoring and Technology

Sonam

Sonam Wangchuk studied a MSS50216 Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology at NMT’s East Perth campus. He is now completing a Master’s degree at ECU.

Dental Assisting

Michelle

Michelle Gidgup studied a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (HLT45015) at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Oral Health Centre in Nedlands.

Surveying (drone)

Martin Robinson

Diploma of Surveying students join lecturer Martin Robinson to survey Lake Monger using a Drone. Students put out photo control targets with GPS, fly the Drone across Lake Monger and capture imagery that can be stitched together to produce a digital surface.

Health and Nursing

Trevor

Trevor studied a Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Joondalup (McLarty Ave) campus.

Sport and Recreation

Ben

Ben pursued his passion for sport by completing a traineeship in SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation at North Metropolitan TAFE. As a player in the WAFL, Ben had to learn how to balance his work, study and personal life.