Australian Longline is pleased to be able to sponsor Justine Barrett (from Kettering, Tasmania) participating in the Homeward Bound leadership program
Justine Barrett (from Kettering, Tasmania) is part of 80 women with a science background partipating in the Homeward Bound leadership program. This global program teaches leadership, strategic and communication skills needed to inform policy for the sustainability of our planet. It is a one year program culminating in a three week voyage to pristine Antarctica in February 2018.
Justine is a post-graduate student at the University of Tasmania studying a Master of Antarctic and Marine Science – and absolutely loves it! She also runs a very small business wowing four-year old preschool children with the wonders of science and assists their teachers to include more science into their program. Justine is passionate about science communication and has developed activities to engage secondary students in current science issues. She would love to see Antarctic science being taught in schools Australia wide and is working towards this goal. Justine has three young daughters whom she expects will take over the world one day 🙂
Homeward Bound in Antarctica
Homeward Bound is a ground breaking leadership, strategic and science initiative and outreach for women, set against the backdrop of Antarctica.
The initiative, turned global movement, aims to heighten the influence and impact of women with a science background in order to influence policy and decision making as it shapes our planet.
Launching in 2016, Homeward Bound gathered the first 76 of a targeted 1,000 women from around the world, all with critical science backgrounds, to undertake a year-long state-of-the-art program to develop their leadership and strategic capabilities, using science to build conviction around the importance of their voices. The inaugural program culminated in the largest-ever female expedition to Antarctica, in December 2016, with a focus on the leadership of women and the state of the world