Léonie Rennie is Emeritus Professor in Science and Technology Education at Curtin University. She has long been involved in science education outside of school, including a leading role in several nationally funded programs relating to raising science awareness in the community. Her scholarly publications include over 200 refereed journal articles, book chapters and monographs, most recently co-author of Knowledge that Counts in a Global Community: Exploring the Contribution of Integrated Curriculum (Routledge, 2012). She authored the definitive chapter on learning science in informal contexts in the Handbook of Research in Science Education published by Lawrence Erlbaum, and a new version of this chapter for the second edition now in press. She has delivered keynote addresses to audiences in Australia, Brazil, India, South Africa, Sweden, the US and the Netherlands on her research and she currently serves on the editorial boards of Research in Science Education, Studies in Science Education, and the International Journal of Science Education (Part B: Communication and Public Engagement). In 2009, she received the Distinguished Contributions to Science Education Through Research Award from the US-based National Association for Research in Science Teaching.