Midori Jones

Midori Jones

Presenter

Qualifications: Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours in Horticulture) Development of leaf waxes on eucalyptus species using SEM at University of Adelaide.

Experience: 7 years at Plant & Food Research Microscopy Unit , New Zealand, light microscopy and SEM main area of research was floral and fruit development of kiwifruit species as well as pest and disease work. 3 years at Botanic Gardens of Adelaide as a part of the Millennium Seed bank Project, Kew Botanic Gardens/Wakehurst Place travelled South Australia collecting native plant seeds with focus on rare and threatened species with associated studies on seed biology main use of dissection microscopes. CRC for Weeds worked on biological control of blackberries for 3 years and prior to that SARDI Horticulture Pathology Unit 3 years both roles involved light/dissection microscopy fungal samples.

Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones

Syllabus Manager and Presenter

Qualifications: Cert 3 Captive Animal Management, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (MBECE)

Experience: 13 years Managing and operating Zoos SA outreach programs and onsite visitor engagement and learning programs. Senior Conservation Educator.

Robyn McMahon

Robyn McMahon

Presenter

Qualifications: Bachelor of Agricultural Science at University of Adelaide

Experience: Two years as Technical Officer, Department of Agriculture (Irymple, Victoria) assisting with horticultural field and glasshouse trials. General maintenance of laboratory equipment and preparing flyers for the Horticultural Industry. Followed by seven years as a Technical Officer with SARDI (Waite Campus SA) Robyn worked in Horticultural Pathology Department where she organized and conducted field trials in several areas of SA. Robyn conducted experiments for pathological and efficacy studies in the laboratory. Robyn assisted in management of Technical Services for Horticultural Plant Diagnostics Service, assisted in maintenance of laboratory equipment, including microscopes, and prepared scientific papers, posters and reports for extension purposes.

Karloskar Hall

Karloskar Hall

Presenter

Qualifications: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental)

Experience: Karloskar has a background in Engineering and IT, and has been with NewSpec for 2 years. He has a passion for inspiring kids to get involved with technology and science.