Cristy Burne

Blending STEM, literacy and creativity to enthuse, engage and empower

Creativity. Courage. Compassion. Capability.

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Choose to make a difference

Together, we have global challenges to tackle. Today, we need creativity more than ever.

My work is all about inspiring kids to play an active part in their world. My focus is on empowering our next generation of science-savvy citizens.

That’s why I choose to use my experiences as a science writer and children’s author to inspire four superpowers:

  • Creativity: let’s innovate and think outside the box;
  • Courage: let’s be brave enough to try, and resilient enough to bounce back;
  • Compassion: let’s live with kindness and empathy; and
  • Capability: let’s fall in love with learning

If you have any questions or would just like to say hi, I’d love to hear from you.

Become part of something bigger

I create books about adventure, friendship, family, nature, science, technology and more. They’re books that invite you to be part of our world, and to create your place within it.

I’m passionate about literacy and scientific literacy. My fiction and non-fiction children’s books have been published internationally, with titles shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year, the Wilderness Society’s Environment Prize, the WA Young Reader’s Book Awards, and the Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book awards.

Blend science with wonder

Cristy Burne hairy feet.jpgSolving our real-world problems requires creative application of STEM concepts. We need innovative, out-of-the-box thinking to evolve and improve our technology offerings. We need courageous, active citizens of the world to stand up and play their part. That’s why I’m so passionate about blending STEM, literacy and creativity to enthuse, engage and empower. 

I have degrees in biotechnology, science communication and professional writing, and I’m a past editor of Scientriffic, CERN’s iSGTW, and Scitech’s Particle. I believe we need courage to live sustainably and I’m all about inspiring young people to live their best life.

I’ve worked as a science communicator for 20 years across six countries. I’ve been a science circus performer, garbage analyst, museum writer, and atom-smashing reporter at CERN, but my all-time favourite job is working with kids to embrace the intersection between science, technology and creativity.

I’m a dynamic, energetic and interactive speaker. I’m based in sunny Perth, Western Australia. And I’m always working on my next book.

Book me to speak at your festival, library, school or conference.

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Stories don’t need batteries

Give a kid a book for their next birthday. It won’t break, it’s not plastic, and it will open their mind to new worlds and new ideas.

Spreading the love

Thank you so much to everyone who takes time to post a review of one of my books or presentations… It means so much to read your words and be part of your journey.

THANK YOU for taking the time to help spread good things in to the world.

Play, learn, create

Check out these great classroom ideas for inspiring kids to explore science, creativity and literature, developed with creativity and science literacy in mind. Most are based on my books.

Who, me? Yes, you!

Let’s work together!

I’d love to talk about how I can help you inspire your people and bring the science-and-tech creativity-and-courage va-va-voom to your next event, whether it’s a real-life keynote, a virtual workshop, or something we haven’t dreamed up yet… 

* STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

** STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths

Want to learn more? 

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