Toby Plant is an award-winning Education Outreach Specialist at TELUS Spark, Calgary’s Science Centre. With over a decade of science outreach, research and public engagement, Toby knows how to get audiences excited about science.
Originally from England, Toby studied and worked as a marine biologist before adventuring to the landlocked prairies of Canada. He has been lucky enough to explore the world’s ecosystems, from researching the behaviour of angelfish on coral reefs in Indonesia to bushwhacking through rain forests in Nicaragua.
Currently his career focus is to spread the excitement that science brings, through informal education. Toby’s inquisitive nature and deep passion for the wonders of the natural world help inspire students and adults in-person and digitally.
When he’s not connecting with students online, he can be found exploring the Rockies with his wife and nine-month-old daughter.