John Caldow has been program director for Bug Blitz Trust since 2008. In that time, Bug Blitz has implemented some 350 biodiversity-focused field events around Victoria. John achieved a PhD in Environmental Education from Monash University for his thesis, titled Connecting Biodiversity Field Studies with Classroom Curriculum: Understanding Children’s Learning and Teachers’ Perspectives.
John’s particular area of interest is terrestrial-invertebrates, with spiders being his favourite group to study. He is interested in the amazing diversity of life; the roles biodiversity plays in maintaining healthy ecosystems and how we can reconnect children with nature through outdoor field learning.