Talks and workshops on geology and science delivered by Masters of Geophysics graduate
Talks and workshops on geology, science and the resources industry.
Year 3 to Year 12 students
More about Carolina:
Carolina has been passionate about rocks and science since an early age thanks to being exposed to her Dad’s civil engineering job. She was born in Venezuela a country with abundant mineral and oil and gas resources.
Carolina completed her undergraduate Geophysical Engineering degree and came to Australia in 2010 to pursue a Masters of Science degree in Geophysics at Curtin University of Technology (Perth). This wasn’t an easy task as she didn’t know anyone or anything about Australia. This didn’t stop her and she completed her studies with high distinction in her second language.
As a qualified Geophysicist with eight years of professional experience, Carolina specialises in planning and delivering high-end technology solutions to clients. She is also passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience of geophysics and science and loves to encourage girls to try science units at school.
As well as being the Mentoring Coordinator at the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists for the past three years, Carolina also delivers presentations to school students about geology, geophysics and the role of the oil and gas industry in today’s society.
If requested, Carolina also shares her experience as a woman in science, as well as her experience of moving from Venezuela to Australia.
Workshop and presentation topics:
- The three types of rocks (Y3 to Y8)
- From the ground – exploring the science, careers, processes and products that come from the resources industry (Y7 to Y12 – available from 2021)
Pricing: Carolina is available to deliver talks and workshops on geology and science at the following rates.
- ONLINE DELIVERY
- Up to 60 minutes: $150
- Additional time over 60 minutes: $90 per hour (charged in ten minute increments).
- IN PERSON DELIVERY
- Up to 60 minutes: $150
- Additional time over 60 minutes: $120 per hour (charged in ten minute increments).
Please contact Nudge Productions directly to discuss details of a potential booking.
More: Testimonials for Carolina:
Carolina Pimentel presented an engaging and interesting geology workshop to our Pre-Primary students in 2019. Carolina was a vibrant and well-spoken presenter, she really captured the interest of our students. We were impressed with the design of the work shop which included age appropriate information and some physical activity to sustain the active engagement of students. I can recommend Carolina as a fun and positive presenter for primary school workshops.” Natalie Campbell, Early Childhood Teacher, North Cottesloe Primary School
“Thank you so much for doing that amazing presentation. I like how you did lots of facts about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. I also liked the quiz that you did (sadly I didn’t win a prize, but three of my friends did).” – Ben (Year 4), Rosalie Primary School
Carolina’s “The three types of rocks” presentation has strong alignment with the Year 8 Science Syllabus, but can be tailored for student in Year 3 to Year 8. Specifically it focusses on the ‘Science Understanding’ strand – ‘Earth and Space Science’: Sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks contain minerals and are formed by processes that occur within Earth over a variety of timescales (ACSSU153).
- representing the stages in the formation of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, including indications of timescales involved
- identifying a range of common rock types using a key based on observable physical and chemical properties
- recognising that rocks are a collection of different minerals
- considering the role of forces and energy in the formation of different types of rocks and minerals
- recognising that some rocks and minerals, such as ores, provide valuable resources
- exploring the traditional geological knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples that is used in the selection of different rock types for different purpose