New faces for our team
16 November 2021
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board have recently welcomed three new faces to its team.
Joining our Education Team are Ilyth Burton and Julie Schofield, and Alice Woodward will work in our Citizen Science Team.
Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board General Manager Andrew Meddle welcomed the new staff and said we are very fortunate to have such strong commitment and diverse skills among our staff.
Ilyth Burton studied Environmental Policy and Management at Adelaide University. She has volunteered in many youth engagement roles, including producing a report on young people and climate change for the Youth Affairs Council of SA.
Ms Burton is from the Riverland and has a strong connection and appreciation for the area. She is excited to be moving back home and working from our Berri office.
Ms Burton said she feels very fortunate to have this opportunity to build her career in this field and be a part of the Education Team. To work in the region she grew up in is even better.
“I’m enthusiastic about sustainability and working alongside young people in an educational role,” Ms Burton said.
JulieSchofield will be based in our Murray Bridge office and has a degree with Honours in Applied and Molecular Ecology, a PhD in Biological Sciences (studying pygmy blue-tongue lizards), and a Masters of Science Communication Outreach from the Australian National University.
Ms Schofield has a range of experience, including working as an ecologist and science educator for young people.
Ms Schofield loves being out in nature and has been making the most of her weekends discovering new (for her) plants and animals.
“I was lucky to work on a lot of different environmental jobs, mostly focusing on threatened species. During this work I realised and how important clear communication is in the environmental field,” Ms Schofield said.
“I'm looking forward to combining my two passions of communication of science and conservation/sustainability,” she said.
Alice Woodward is also based in our Murray Bridge office and has a Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour) with Honours and has been part of the iBandi citizen science project team working on bandicoot conservation.
She was also a previous member of our River Murray Youth Council when she was at school.
Ms Woodward said she is looking forward to working with our citizen science projects and community across the region.
The Education Team is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the landscape levies.
The Citizen Science Team are supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the landscape levies and the South Australian Museum through an Australian Government citizen science grant.