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.

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