Johanna Riddell

Johanna grew up in the Snowy Mountains of NSW and developed a deep love and respect for the natural world and indigenous culture from a young age.

Between completing her Applied Science degree in Resource and Environmental Management at ANU, a Diploma of Primary Education and a Natural Medicine diploma in the UK, she travelled extensively engaging in various projects. Her overseas work includes a WWF-funded project focused on sustainable agriculture and sourcing medicinal plants in Madagascar.

Back in Australia, Johanna has worked in environmental conservation, education, and the arts through various government and non-government roles. This has included organising children’s festivals, designing interpretive displays, writing environmental educational material for Perth’s regional parks and teaching indigenous communities in remote Arnhem land homelands.

Bringing together nature, sustainability, culture and the arts in education is Johanna’s passion at Bold Park, previously as part of the Arts team in the Kitchen Garden and now in her role as Humanities teacher.

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“A school has the responsibility not only to engage their community in the pursuit of academic skills but to promote an attitude of life-long learning and thus keep the light alive in children’s eyes.”

Gillian McAuliffe

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