Natasha Burrows currently teaches middle years Agriculture and Science at Taminmin College, a 7-12 school situated in the rural outskirts of Darwin, Northern Territory. Ms Burrows began her working life as an Entomologist, helping primary producers manage pest insects and plants. She then undertook more study to receive a Graduate Diploma in Education and when she saw an advertisement for a position as the Agricultural Teacher at her local high school, Ms Burrow’s says she couldn’t resist making the change.
Students are introduced to the biology and physiology of mangoes to understand the management of the school’s mango orchard to optimize production. Students will use technologies like CyberTracker and Microsoft Forms to assess trees and measure the impact of trimming.