Answering questions about her career pathway, ecology and reptiles, and working with invasive species, Dr. Georgia Ward-Fear – Tropical ecologist, reptile biologist and explorer, inspires students to do what they love and make the most of opportunities.
Georgia Ward-Fear has always loved the wonders of the natural world …
Like many of us, as a child Georgia was inspired by Sir David Attenborough. She watched as he investigated the mysteries of nature and decided she wanted to do that too.
Collaborations, Women in STEM, and research adventures…
Georgia collaborates with the indigenous ranger network across northern Australia and produces educational material for the public. She has been a Val Street Scholar (2013-2016) and a NSW Tall Poppy (2021), and is part of the Homeward Bound Initiative (2019) – a global network of Women in STEM, collaborating to influence global environmental policy.
Georgia is a huge advocate for equality and diversity in science. She is a ‘Superstar of STEM’, a program run by Science and technology Australia aiming to smash gender stereotypes across STEM and encouraging more girls to study and work in STEM fields.
An adventurous spirit, Georgia has trekked through many continents and travelled thousands of kilometers in a sea kayak to live with the people of the pacific islands. Such experiences fuel her passion for conservation research here and abroad.
Read this article to discover how the spotted-thighed frog will devour almost anything that fits into its mouth, leading to devastating impacts on our native ecosystems.
Aussie STEM Stars Book Series & Teacher Resource
You can explore or purchase a copy of Georgia’s Aussie STEM Stars book HERE.
The accompanying teacher resource allows you to guide students on a deeper exploration of Georgia’s journey and how she became a STEM superstar.