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Increasing disaster resilience with Owen Ziebell

Increasing disaster resilience with Owen Ziebell


Increasing disaster resilience and knowledge is fundamentally important for communities of all different sizes and locations. Today we speak with Owen Ziebell, Senior Project Officer for the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience about the work being done in schools to help our students & families be prepared.

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

About AIDR:

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is the National Institute for disaster risk reduction and resilience. They collaborate across sectors to strengthen the resilience of Australian communities to disasters. AIDR creates, grows, and supports a range of networks; provides opportunities for learning, development, and innovation; shares knowledge and resources to enable informed decision making and action; and facilitates thought leadership through national conversations. The AIDR Education for Young People program brings together educators, emergency services, community organisations, researchers and others working with young people to develop knowledge, skills, and solutions for a disaster-resilient future.


Owen Ziebell:

Owen Ziebell wearing a beanie and jacket

As a former teacher and police officer, Owen has experience in the education system as well as the emergency services. He have worked across independent and government schools in metropolitan and rural Victoria, teaching across Prep to Year 12, in English, Humanities, and VCAL. He has always been passionate about student wellbeing and developing educational programs that have a tangible impact on the local community. When not in the office you’ll find Owen working on the family farm in central Victoria with his partner and dog, out for a long run, or in the shed woodworking.


With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It’s not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it’s about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

Hosted by Ben Newsome

Ben Newsome


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