BioBarcode Australia

BioBarcode is a Perth-based biotechnology education-focused social enterprise responding to two challenges facing Australia currently: Engaging students in STEM learning experiences, and global biodiversity loss.

We hope to tackle these challenges by providing STEM learning experiences for schools and the community. BioBarcode’s flagship project ‘The Australian Barcode for Life’ offers Australian primary and secondary schools an innovative, authentic and interdisciplinary project-based learning experience.

Our Story

BioBarcode Australia was established in 2020. We have been working with West Australian schools and organisations, keen to be keeping pace with relevant, authentic Enviro-STEM skills and opportunities. We have trialled successfully a new Citizen Science Project as well as individual activities making DNA technologies accessible to all Australians.

Meet Pauline

Pauline is the experienced, passionate science educator who established BioBarcode Australia. With a motto of ‘make it real and make it fun’ her mission is to demystify DNA technologies for all Australians via an innovative citizen science project that helps identify unrecorded species before we lose them while building environmental stewardship.
Pauline with Dr Amanda McGuire, BioBarcode Scientific Advisor

Our Team

We are a group of passionate and dedicated individuals who share a common vision: to inspire and empower the next generation of STEM learners and leaders. Our team is diverse in terms of background, age and experience, but we all have one thing in common: we love science and we love teaching it!

Our Partners

We have worked with a range of schools and organisations throughout Western Australia.

Chisholm Catholic College

Kingsway Christian College

Willetton Senior High School

Harry Butler Institute, Murdoch University

UWA Barry Marshall Microblitz Internship

TrENd Lab Curtin University

DNA Zoo Australia, UWA

The Wetland Centre, Cockburn

LabnetWest Inc

Rotary National Youth Science Forum

Peel Bright Minds

Other Schools we've worked with:

Applecross Senior High School

Bunbury Catholic College

Byford Secondary College

Cecil Andrews College

Divine Mercy College

Fremantle College

Hale School

Holy Cross Catholic College

John Curtin College of the Arts

Living Waters Lutheran College

Melville Senior High School

Pinjarra Senior High School

Presbyterian Ladies College

St Josephs School Northam

St Mark’s Anglican Community School

Swan Christian College