Dr Lorien Parker and SciencePlay Kids

Lorien Parker founded SciencePlay Kids to inspire young children by showing them that science is everywhere and in everything. After beginning her career as a medical research scientist, Lorien decided to change gears and become a small business owner bringing science education experiences to communities in Victoria. In this interview we chat the challenges involved in a research career that made Lorien decide to change directions and embark on her new mission. We also chat about how understanding scientific principles can empower kids to create and explore the world around them.

To listen and follow our journey search ‘Curiosity Built the Boilerhouse’ on your favourite podcast app – we’ re on Apple Podcasts, Podbean, Google and Spotify.