The guest for this episode of the INSPIRING STEM PODCAST is Milly Formby, an amazing zoologist, science illustrator, microlight pilot and bird nerd. Milly combines her skills to create stories that empower others to become strong voices for nature.
We chat about her amazing Wing Threads project, her childhood inspirations to become a zoologist and science communications.
Originally from Gippsland in Victoria, Australia, Milly currently works for Bird Life Australia as a Project Officer for their Migratory Shorebird Program in Newcastle, NSW.
Milly is currently flying 20,000 km around the coast of mainland Australia in a crowdfunded project called Wing Threads. She plans on stopping at 70 schools and libraries along the way to educate young Australians about shorebirds and their role in the planet's ecosystem.
Join Milly as she flies around Australia to share how amazing and awesome migratory shorebirds are to promote stewardship of Australia's wetlands with primary students in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway through STEM, the creative arts and adventure.
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Wing Threads: Flight Around Oz is a not-for-profit, fully self-funded science communication initiative that will contribute to objectives in BirdLife Australia's Migratory Shorebird Conservation Action Plan. Every donation helps to spread the shorebird word!