Jonas is a co-founder of Untamed Science and has been an integral part in it's creation since 1999. Jonas earned a degree in Marine Science at James Cook University in Townsville Australia. Ever since his first academic pursuits he has pursued teaching and education as a way to share his passion for science and nature with others. He is a Dive Rite Ambassador and a SCUBA Diving Instructor. He is a an education specialist at Sweden's National Science Center and has worked as a science spokesman for several schools.
Since 2003, Jonas has been an integral part of establishing and coordinating educational efforts through what is now Untamed Science. Currently he acts as one of the producers of the BioAdventure Video Series for Pearson Publishing and is an on camera host and biology spokesman.
"My motto is simple, live life to the fullest". Simply, make everyday count and open your eyes to all the beauty and adventure around you. Although it may seem hard to believe sometimes, the planet we live on really isn't that big, but it holds so many increadible treasures. Go out and explore it, but remember to do it right. Make sure you give the generations to come the same chance to see and experience everything we can. Explore, not exploit.
Over the years I have been fortunate to be able to take my interest in science and biology all over the world. The more I see, the more I understand, and the more I understand the more I want to see. It is a never ending good cycle, and with every step you uncover a new story and start to realise how much in the world that is actually connected. I encourage you to do the same. You don't have to go far to find a world of interesting questions and stories. So go out, start asking questions, and Never Stop Exploring Your World!"
Here's the deal, we love what we do but we also need you help. Whether you have just discovered how much fun you can have exploring or if this has been your passion too your whole life, if you have any questions, ideas, suggestions or you just want help to get started, feel free to contact me or anyone else in the crew and we will do our best to help you out. Also, if you feel like you want to help out, take action, or submit material you think would suit the website, again just let us know! Live to Explore, Jonas
Rob Nelson Rob is the executive producer and principal director for Untamed Science and works to coordinate the podcasting efforts, world biomes site, flowering plant families pages, fish pages and the invasive plants of the US. He also stars as an oncamera personality in many of the episodes of the new highschool, middle grades and elementary BioAdventures DVDs that are being produced with Pearson Publishing... more on Rob
Hazen Audel:Hazen is a native of Eastern Washington. He is an avid adventurer and currently works as a biology teacher and artist. Hazen is one of our oncamera host for the ecogeeks. He is also the star of the Mushrooms chapter video that will premiere with the BioAdventures Video Series that is coming out in the new Macaw books with Pearson Publishing ... more about Hazen
Suze Roots: Suze is a plant biologist. She recently completed a master's degree
studying tropical woody vines (lianas) in Costa Rica and Panama through
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Suze is also one of our writers,
working to make the content scientifically accurate and fun for both
students and teachers. Suze is the star of several of the new
BioAdvenures Videos and Chemistry series ... more about Suze
Danni Washington Danni is our Floridian crew contact and one of the most enthusiastic individuals most of us have ever met. Danni studied marine biology at the Universit of Miami. She is currently working to promote ocean awareness through her own inititative known as The Big Blue and You! She stars in several of the highschool middle grade and elementary BioAdventure videos ... more on Danni
Haley Chamberlain Haley studied Bryophytes (mosses) in South Carolina. She also studied and worked as an actor in Minnesota. She is the series producer for our elementary series with Pearson Publishing. As an ecogeek Haley is passionate about finding creative and entertaining ways to tell our science stories. One of her new passions is directing the music program. As a host she works educating youth through both her on camera presence and her in school appearences more on Haley
To give you a brief taste of how the crew is trying to make science fun, we've compiled a few outtakes from our the new high school biology series that is being published with Pearson Publishing
The on-camera faces of Untamed Science are only a few of the many people that have made this site a success. We'd also like to note a few of the other key players on the team.