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Meet the Narmbool Education Team

Damon Minotti

Damon joined us in October 2016 as the Manager of Education and Operations at Narmbool and has rapidly developed an affinity for the property and for the exclusive educational and event opportunities it provides. A locally qualified Science and PE Secondary School teacher who began his teaching career in Ballarat, Damon spent spend many years travelling and working overseas as a teacher, tour guide and major events director before returning to Ballarat.

Damon developed a passion for the environment through Outdoor Education as both a student and a teacher and also through his travelling experiences in some of the world’s most unique destinations and ecosystems. Damon is passionate about engaging and empowering the next generation of decision makers to think carefully about our past, present and future land and resource usage and committed to ensuring that as many members of the wider community as possible experience the significant Aboriginal and European heritage that Narmbool has to offer.

 

Mathew Dowler

Mathew has always enjoyed being in the bush and visiting different places. Through these experiences he has developed a keen interest in looking after the environment.

Mathew is a qualified secondary school teacher who has specialised in Environmental Science as well as Outdoor and Environmental Education. He began work as a Narmbool Education Officer in 2007 and finds working on the property a rewarding experience especially when he can help young people learn about the environment and how they can actively protect, enhance and restore it.

For Mathew, it’s always special when students who have little or no experience of the bush start to marvel at the complexity of this environment and all it has to offer.

Lulu Al-Huneidi

Lulu officially joined the Narmbool team at the start of Term 3, 2019, after having worked casually with us throughout Term 1 and 2 of 2019.

Lulu undertook her education locally at Federation University, where she completed a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) and a Graduate Diploma in Outdoor and Environmental Sciences, graduating in 2015. She has worked the past three years in a local primary school as a specialist teacher, encouraging students to develop a passion for sport and the outdoors, as well as keeping healthy and active.

Lulu has a love for the outdoors and snapped up the teaching opportunity at Narmbool where she is excited to help students learn through experience and hands on activities. Lulu strives to empower students to challenge themselves and develop personal and interpersonal skills such as team work and resilience through physical activities. Delivering the various programs Narmbool has to offer, Lulu hopes to foster students’ interests where they actively seek to make a positive impact on the environment and undertake sustainable practices.