Staff profile: Steve Vogel

Position title:
Interpretive Officer
Section:
Visitor Services
Phone:
+612 9320 6267
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Profile

Being an Interpretive Officer means I’m on the gallery floors, at our “Meet and Greet” desk in the atrium and in Search & Discover answering natural history enquiries on a daily basis. I also have live animal duties which include caring for the marine tank and other inhabitants in the Surviving Australia exhibition and in Search & Discover.
I am an American rather recently moved here so it is a great experience to work in this eminent institution with such knowledgeable staff and scientists sharing their insight into Australian natural history. I especially enjoy sharing what I’ve learned with visitors and participants in workshops and tours.
I grew up in Redondo Beach, California and have always loved the ocean and natural areas. In my previous job as Education and Collections Curator at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, California, my focus was marine life, particularly invertebrates and issues of the environment. I am very interested in informal science education, natural history collections and the nature and cultures of my adopted country. I have been lucky to work here on our Climate Change exhibition and have acted as Information Coordinator in Search and Discover.
 

Qualifications

B. S. Biology. University of California at Los Angeles

Professional Memberships

Australasian Society of Zoo Keeping