These educators opened the door to the world of science– they have been key players in keeping people of all ages excited and informed about science. Whether they helped the public understand scientific news or taught and mentored the next generation of scientists, these educators inspired people to learn more and reach further.

Patricia McDonald: A Pioneer in Museum Education
When Patricia McDonald began work as the Education Officer at the Australian Museum in 1953 she was only 24, with
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Joyce Allan at work, Australian Museum circa 1930. Australian Museum Archives AMS502. Reproduction Rights Australian Museum.
Joyce Allan – Australian Conchologist and Artist
Illustrator, conchologist (i.e., one who studies mollusk shells) and museum curator Joyce K. Allan (1896-1966) was the first woman to
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