Heather Elson

PO BOX 105

Franklin TAS 7113

www.heatherelson.com.au

© 2023 by Heather Elson

BIOGRAPHY

Hi  :-) I enjoy raising awareness around environmental issues and more specifically, fungi, through promoting the work of scientists, education, photography and writing.

My current interest is in incorporating STEM learning activities with fungi and the environment, to create fun interactive learning experiences that aim to excite and engage children and adults, and generally support skills in digital literacy, culture & heritage, science, technology & arts. 

A perfect day is spent scrambling over mossy logs in search of fungi in the forest, whilst having witty conversations with Currawongs and Lyrebirds :-D

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2007 - 2009 Environment Officer & Image Library Officer for nature photographer Steve Parish OAM.

2013 Started Facebook  Huon Valley Fungi Club 

2013 Cygnet Library Edible Garden Project

 

2014 Photography/digitising assignment with Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office (TAHO)

2014 Initial setup & admin of online TasFungi Facebook group  and TasFungi website 

2016 Photography/digitising assignment with Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office (TAHO)

2017/2018 Adult literacy coordintor & marketing coordinator for 26TEN

2018  Photographic scholarship with the NSW Department of Primary Industries Plant Pathology and Mycology herbarium in Orange, NSW  photograph the fungi type specimens.

2018 Photography/digitising assignment with Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office (TAHO)

2018 Wasted Exhibition - Environmental Art - Lights made from recycled plastic lids. 

2019 Tasmanian Fungi in a Box

Past Projects

Education

2014 Bachelor of Environmental Science

2006 Diploma of Multimedia

1999 Certificate IV Information Technology