Natalie Swayze, is Research Associate, Centre for Science Education in Cultural Contexts at University of Winnipeg ( Natalie has a strong background in community-based non-formal education, with a particular strength in Indigenous approaches. She brings a diverse range of skills, knowledge and perspectives to her work drawing on experience working as a classroom teacher in the inner-city and an academic background in Environmental Science, Geography and Education, and experience working as an environmental educator, ecologist, and project manager.