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Who is Mobile Science Education?


Lee Harrison

Lee was Science-on-the-Go coordinator for the Investigator Science and Technology Centre, responsible for the creation and delivery of new science education programs as well as staff training. Before that, he was a science teacher, built cars for Holdens, and sang for the State Opera and State Youth Theatre. Lee created Mobile Science Education at the end of 2006 following the closure of the Investigator.

Lee Harrison  

David Riley

David started at the Investigator Science and Technology Centre as a junior explainer in 1998 at the age of 14 and was with them right through until their closure at the end of 2006. As well as being an accredited teacher, David has also worked as a CSIRO Education Officer. At MSE David presents and develops programs for schools and holidays, contributes to staff training and coordinates the holiday programs.

David Riley


Charlotte Holmes

Charlotte teaches for DECD with 4 years experience as a Primary School Counsellor and 7 as a Teacher. She also worked for the Investigator Science and Technology Centre, at UniSA Science Education as a tutor, and has extensive experience in singing, drama teaching and directing. At MSE Charlotte is currently developing PD programs for primary teachers.

Charlotte Holmes


Mark Nichols

Mark teaches middle school science and maths for DECD and has worked as an education officer for the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Education and the The Investigator Science and Technology Centre. At MSE Mark delivers school and holiday programs across South Australia, and is involved in the development of staff training materials.

Mark Nichols


Chris Brouwer

As well as teaching a variety of subjects in South Australian High schools, Chris is also an Outdoor Aquatics coach and OSHC vacation care worker with involvement in program development and implementation. At MSE Chris delivers holiday programs across South Australia, and is involved in the development of staff training materials.

Christopher Brouwer

  Graph of MSE student and teacher numbers  


What is MSE?

Mobile Science Education is a South Australian based, science education support service that comes to you.


MSE has been offering science incursions since the end of 2006, with its first holiday program in December '06 and the first school booking at the beginning of 2007.


MSE has since grown steadily with shows, programs and professional development presented to over 74,900 students and teachers so far across South Australia, as well as over 17,700 more as a part of public events (as at December 2013).

Our Mission

Raising the profile of science and technology in the minds of young people


Engage with industry and government partners to raise the profile of sustainable technologies and processes


Engage children and their parents with the thought processes of science and the excitement of discovery


Provision of first-class Professional Development to teachers to help them boost science literacy in their schools


Spreading the idea that to be called a nerd or a geek is one of the greatest compliments anyone can be paid – there is nothing wrong with being smart and interested in the world.