Andrea Soanes is an innovative education leader and mentor, with 15 years experience in science and sustainability education.
As Project Manager for the Science Learning Hub, she has positioned the Hub as the ‘go to’ place for quality science education resources and has strengthened relationships with key players in the sector. She has been instrumental in bringing a number of science and environmental education opportunities to the Waikato, including reinstatement of the Trees for Survival Programme, introduction of the catchment focused Aqua Republica Eco Challenge, development of the digital natural world exploration platform Wild Eyes and facilitation of Enviroschools events.
Andrea is a dedicated resource and curriculum developer, with a talent for telling science stories and for fostering and engaging the expertise and energy of others to inspire schools, teachers and communities about science and sustainability.
Andrea won the WINTEC Secondary Science Teacher/Educator category for 2018