ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

At Deadly Science our first aim is to provide science books and early reading material to remote schools in Australia. As of now we have shipped over 16,000 books 500 telescopes and other STEM resources to over a hundred  schools with more to come.

The Deadly Science LTD Charity started after Corey Tutt found out that some schools were completely under resourced this is what created what is now known as DeadlyScience.

We know from personal experiences that books & resources change lives, and these kids deserve nothing but the best. DeadlyScience wants to ensure all schools have access to our history of Science by providing resources that connect schools to the First Scientists of Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people.

DONATING TO DEADLY SCIENCE

We have been receiving donations from people all over the world including authors Professor Brian Cox and Dr Karl have also generously provided many signed copies of their books. We are now providing books to over a hundred schools across Australia. We are working on creating resources in languages and a DeadlyScience podcast looking at First Nations scientists from around the world. We hope to create platforms to create equal education for all in Australia.
Every donation to Deadly Science will help cover the shipping costs involved with sending science resources to remote schools and Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander kids across Australia.
Donate Now or Contact Us for more information.

WHO WE ARE

Corey Tutt

Corey Tutt is a proud Kamilaroi man and Young Australian of the Year for NSW 2020. He is the CEO and founder of DeadlyScience, which provides science resources, mentoring and training to over a hundred remote and regional schools across Australia with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. When Corey found out there was remote schools in Australia with hardly any STEM resources he set out to make change. To date, DeadlyScience has provided over 16,000 culturally appropriate books focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as telescopes, microscopes and other equipment to spark student interest. Schools involved with DeadlyScience have reported a 25% increase in engagement in STEM and increased attendance. As a board member of Science Technology Australia, Corey is contributing to the development of their first ever Reconciliation Action Plan to further encourage participation and inclusion of First Nations peoples in STEM. Corey’s passion for Indigenous education has also been recognised through various awards including the CSIRO Indigenous STEM Champion 2019; AMP Tomorrow Maker 2019 and ABC Trailblazer 2019, 2020 Eureka prize finalist. In 2020 Corey was named a human rights hero by the Australian human rights commission. In his spare time Corey is a Research assistant and writes for K-Zone magazine and is currently authoring a children’s book called ‘The First Scientists”.

Grace Tongatua

Grace Tongatua is a passionate advocate of the right to become literate in one’s first or subsequent language of choice. She has been working as a teacher in the Northern Territory since 2006 and has worked predominately in Indigenous Communities. Her interest in literacy acquisition lead her to work in many of the bilingual schools across Arnhem Land. She was requested by the Yolngu community to compile an illustrated children’s dictionary in Djambarrpuyngu, one of the Yolngu languages, she self-published the first edition in 2012 and a second edition in 2018. In 2019 Grace worked with families in Yirrkala to create a first words book in Dhuwaya, one of the Yolngu languages, this was published the same year. Grace funded these projects via crowdfunding campaigns and as part of this has been able to gift over 300 copies of these to those who speak these languages as a first or subsequent language.

Grace’s work in bilingual schools and with language speakers inspired her to undertake a Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics, she graduated in 2020. While working in remote locations Grace found herself continually asking if various occurrences were legal and could not find anyone who could provide adequate answers and so competed a Bachelor of Laws at Charles Darwin University, graduating with first class honors in 2015. She completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the Australian National University and was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Northern Territory in March of 2020. She looks forward to working in this field once the current travel restrictions allow it.

Grace has long been passionate about there being adequate resources provided to support Indigenous children to access their right to learn and has actively worked towards ensuring that these resources exist and are accessible by those who need them.

She is very excited to now be involved with Deadly Science and working towards her passion alongside others.
Currently Grace is living in Maningrida with her husband Metui and three children. She is working at Maningrida as a teacher and is enjoying the challenges of learning another Australian language.

Paul Butters

Paul Butters is a Proud Gija man who lives in Frog Hollow. He is a board member at Purnululu School & a man of many talents. His passions are teaching about Gija Country, Gija Culture & Gija Language. He also loves science and history, especially local history. ‬

Luke Briscoe

Luke Briscoe is a proud Kuku-Yalanji man from Far North Queensland and an inventor. Luke has experience in the creative industries, digital communication, project management, community, international policy and cultural development. Luke founded the award winning company INDIGI LAB to create innovative projects and STEM initiatives for social and environmental change.

INDIGI LAB is creating a future where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have an opportunity to lead in science, technology and digital innovation. We provide education, training, and opportunities for Indigenous communities to participate within the science, technology and innovation space.

The INDIGI LAB teams have worked on a range of educational and employment programs that support inclusive STEM sectors; and manage the STREAMS network which bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous scientist, environmentalist and policy makers to develop thought leadership within the sustainable sciences.

INDIGI LAB programs are centered around the notion on providing Indigenous led technological solution to global social, health, economic and environmental issues.

Zoe O’Hara

Zoe has worked in Aboriginal Schools since 2010 in a variety of teaching and leadership roles. In addition to teaching K-10 classes, Zoe has worked as a specialist staff mentor and Acting Principal. Leadership work has included programs to foster school-readiness including working with babies and carers, adult education, Aboriginal language program development as well as curriculum, planning and policy development.

Particular areas of experience and interest include language and language revival, early years education and cultural education focussed on sciences, history and geography through an Aboriginal lens as well as trauma informed practices.

Zoe has worked, studied and volunteered in various contexts in Arnhem Land, The Kimberley, Tasmania, Victoria, Tanzania, Sweden and Vanuatu.

Work has involved close liaison with various agencies associated with education and Aboriginal languages and culture including media, health, social services, research, and linguistics.

Zoe has worked with Deadly Science since early 2019 and is very passionate about being part of an organisation that can reach out to all youth across Australia and the reciprocal benefit of linking Aboriginal culture with Science – especially recognising Aboriginal Australians as the very first Scientists. She is also supportive of creating pathways for Aboriginal youth in areas where they have a passion and exposing them to new possibilities for their future learning, ventures and careers.

Rebecca Harcourt

Rebecca was born on Kaurna Country, Adelaide and lived there until moving overseas in 1982 with her parents. Her family’s Celtic and Jewish ancestry is a mix of Scottish, Irish, French, English, Romanian, Polish, Hungarian and Transylvanian.

Since returning to Australia in late 2003, Rebecca has been engaged by invitation with many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across a wide range of programs and projects in urban, regional and remote settings.

Since October 2009, Rebecca has been championing Indigenous Business Education at UNSW Business School working closely with Nura Gili UNSW and many others across communities, education, industry, government, media and not for profit sectors.

Rebecca has in depth skills and experience in facilitation, program design, community development, mentoring, strategic planning, direct marketing, management boards, training and development. She is an experienced and qualified teacher, tutor, (K-12 and tertiary).  writer, performer, editor and advisor. Rebecca has received awards here and overseas in recognition of her contributions in strategic and sector planning, learning and teaching; entrepreneurship; community development; performance and research into inter-cultural theatre and teaching

Prior to joining UNSW Rebecca worked in various capacities here and overseas in theatre, education, government, with NGOs and the commercial sector in Senior Management roles. Rebecca was one of the inaugural Board Directors with First Hand Solutions 2013 –15 and Red Cockatoo Australia 2010 –14. Rebecca lives with Type 1 Diabetes and is an Ambassador with Diabetes NSW/ACT