About SciWorld

SciWorld is a South Australian not-for-profit organisation full of people who are passionate about science. We provide science outreach programs in various locations around Adelaide and South Australia. We gratefully acknowledge all our supporters and volunteers who make it possible to take science out and about. At present we store our equipment with the help of the University of South Australia at Mawson Lakes. SciWorld formed in early 2007 following the closure of The Investigator Science and Technology Centre in late 2006. Our aim is to establish a new science centre in Adelaide to use as a base to run exciting science education programs for all South Australians, with particular emphasis on those in the 3 – 17 year age group.

SciWorld Objectives

  • To establish, maintain and promote a public science facility with interactive exhibitions, displays, and information resources based on scientific principles
  • To increase the interest, awareness and understanding of science and technology within the South Australian community
  • To increase the interest, awareness and understanding of environmental science and principles within the South Australian community
  • To develop and deliver interactive science and technology experiences within South Australia for children and their families in both static and mobile formats
  • To develop and deliver interactive environmental science experiences within South Australia for children and their families in both static and mobile formats
  • To promote interest in scientific studies for children and their families
  • To bring science to the public in an entertaining way so as to raise the awareness and understanding of science and create a desire for more scientific knowledge
  • To complement the education system in South Australia for science and technology and develop mutually beneficial relationships with other public scientific institutions
  • To promote public awareness and public pride in scientific achievements and scientific excellence within the State of South Australia
  • To seek financial and other support from the public, government and private enterprise for the establishment, maintenance and promotion of a public science facility and associated outreach programs
The People Behind SciWorld
Professor Rob Morrison
Rob Morrison

Professor Rob Morrison is a freelance science communicator and broadcaster, and Professorial Fellow at Flinders University of South Australia.

Rob Morrison has written 34 books on science and natural history and co-hosted the long-running national television program Curiosity Show, which screened in 14 countries.

He has won many national and international awards, including the Australian Government Eureka Prize for the Promotion of Science, and the inaugural South Australian Government award for Excellence in Science Communication. In 2004, he was awarded the Order of Australia for Science Communication and Conservation and was the Senior Australian of the Year for South Australia in 2008.

Dr Deane Hutton
Deane Hutton

Deane Hutton is a FUTURIST who has worked professionally as a teacher, lecturer, writer, television presenter, film producer and entertainer in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
He gives keynote presentations at more than 40 venues each year (business conferences, seminars and schools) – speaking about science, technology and the future.

Deane has degrees in Science and Education from the University of Adelaide and a PhD in Visual Perception and Message Design from Indiana University. He has particular interests in brain structure and function and interpersonal communication.

He has worked as a science presenter on television in Australia - Curiosity Show (18 years), Hey Hey It’s Saturday (7 years), Channel Seven News and The New Inventors. Also, Deane has presented talkback radio segments on science issues on FiveAA in Adelaide, and science and technology radio broadcasts through Asia and Africa on Radio CVC.

Jane Wright
Dr. Jane Wright

Dr Jane Wright chairs SciWorld’s Education Committee and is a past winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools during her long teaching career at Loreto College.  She believes strongly in “putting something back” into the community and is a past president of both the South Australian and the Australian Science Teachers Associations, and has had membership of numerous committees involved with teaching standards, awards and professional development. “I have got to know a fantastic community of science teachers, who have enriched my teaching.”

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Richard Wishart

Richard Wishart is SciWorld’s Treasurer and has over 40 years of extensive accounting experience including audit and investigation, financial analysis, financial accounting, taxation and voluntary liquidations. As a Senior Consultant at SJN Chartered Accountants he consults with clients and provides ongoing assistance and guidance to their younger accountants. Richard is an active participant in a number of community organisations and is passionate about promoting interactive science and technology experiences for children, and providing opportunities for the appreciation of the arts in South Australia.   He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants

Ros DeGaris
Ros DeGaris

Board member Ros DeGaris has extensive business experience and is the Director of DeGaris Consulting which has expertise in energy, greenhouse gas calculations, reduction actions and climate change impacts and opportunities. Ros advises companies on implementing management systems and reporting processes for internal, community and government communication and compliance. She is a Board Member of the Environment Protection Authority and the Premier’s Climate Change Council. Ros Chairs SciWorld’s Strategic Directions Committee.

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Brian Haddy

Managing Director

Brian Haddy has been SciWorld’s Managing Director since the organization was founded in 2007 and has had previous experience as the Deputy General Manager of the Investigator Science and Technology Centre (which closed in 2006).  Brian has had over 30 years experience guiding a range of non-profit organizations in the health, conservation and science fields with a particular emphasis on corporate sponsorship and event management.  Brian has also been the Event Coordinator of the hugely successful Science Alive! event since the first event in 2006

Barbara Hardy
Barbara Hardy AO

SciWorld’s first Life Member Barbara Hardy AO.

Barbara Hardy AO is SciWorld’s founding Patron and one of the nation’s leading advocates for the benefits of ‘hands-on’ science. With a degree in Earth Sciences from Flinders University and a passion for the environment, Barbara has applied her 'patience, persistence and perspiration' to many organisations and issues, including the Conservation Council of SA, the Australian Heritage Commission, Landcare, Nature Foundation SA, The Investigator Science and Technology Centre and now SciWorld

SciWorld Presentors

Presenters

SciWorld is grateful for our many enthusiastic presenters Louise Borgo (SciWorld Operations Manager); Dylan DeLosAngeles, Natalia Dworniczek, David Booth, Mark Taylor, Minh Nguyen, Steven Mew, Anthony Nguyen, Kimberley McLean, Rebekah Clark, Rebecca Jury, Erin Scott, Lauren Fuge, Natasha Atkins, Gordon Stenhouse, Shannon Barton, Gabrielle Zussino, Meg McKinnon, Hermione Hanna, Helen Piercy, Heather Duff, Kate Colyer, Zoe Petrinolis, Olivia Henry, Clara Booth, Jonathon Schneider, Alicia Merriam, Laura Fazzalari, Sophie Harrison, Chantel Cantalupo, Jacob Dixon, Amy Kosandiak, Lucy Gilchrist, Kate Luders, Beth Cox.. We are a great team!