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We got taught that Aboriginal people
are sort of nomadic and lived off the land, you know but we actually had
irrigation systems, houses you know We had civilizations of 10,000 people and
not to mention the world’s first fish traps So they’re sixty five thousand
years old and that stuff should be celebrated because it’s not just
indigenous history it’s Australia’s history and it’s part of us all I want to tell our story and you know help kids find science How big is the star? How many stars are in the sky? Why the star blink? Morning Corey how are you this morning Good, I got another parcel for ya oh that’s good you’re doing well you’ve posted a
few, good job kids in remote areas They deserve the best resources and the latest resources to you know grow their minds I was just like you know what I’ve got to
do more so I googled most remote school in Australia and then I found a school
with fifteen books in it so I packed up every single book I owned and I sent it to the school My name’s Corey Tutt and I’m the founder of deadly science Corey first mentioned deadly science to me I think was a few years ago we’re sitting
in a pub he’s telling me about this great idea he has for introducing
science programs to Aboriginal communities not just so it would not be
cool if that could actually happened in high school it was you know stick to a
trade you’re not going to go to university you’re not going to finish school to be a zookeeper Which is what I wanted to do yo had to had to have a
degree in zoology and you had to tick every box and you know only the smart kids get to do that it’s hard when you get told that enough that you know the head noise sort of gets there and you sort of you start to believe that so around that time probably my grades started to slip quite a bit and I started to be a bit disengaged with school when I left school I needed to
change and I really desperately wanted to work with animals and I came across
this Facebook page for a wildlife sanctuary and it was in Western Australia I sort of packed up my things and saved up some money and I went over there I think Corey – he’s had a tough life and he’s probably seen a lot of bad stuff
but he’s someone who persevered through that and become a role model when I was 18 at the zoo I unfortunately one of my close friends had passed away he had
committed suicide it didn’t feel real I kind of felt like you know sort of the
floorboards have been taken from under me and I was kind of falling and I would go to the zoo and I would look at I’d look at animals that once brought a
smile to my face and they It just didn’t feel right eventually I sort of I decided that it was time to leave zoo keeping I was completely lost when I started alpaca shearing I had just lost my friend to suicide and I needed – I needed the time away and the time to see Australia and sort of grow as well I learned a lot about myself literally the first alpaca that we sheared together head-butted me in the face and cracked
my cheekbone and it was I had this big shiner of a black eye for – I felt like weeks don’t get annoyed you’re mouth’s full I met Corey about six months ago he started talking about this – some side project that he had so I started financing the books by working a second job the most extraordinary thing about
that was how much it’s grown because when he started it my concern about it
was scale up he’s proved me wrong we’ve sent books over 52 to schools now and we’ve got another 30 on the waiting list and Marianne was you know she was the original person that sort of believed that I could do something so I started by going through the books that we had at home and now it’s like whenever I go past the book shop I’ll I’ll go in and see if there’s something that’s probably
for an individual kid Oh wow To do a whole lot of little experiments and something that’d be a fun thing Marianne’s donated countless books, hours and just so much time to Deadly Science My mum was a children’s librarian and my dad was a scientist so the combination so the combination of those two things make it very
personal for me I think some of the best questions I’ve ever heard have come from kids from the bush The old people here said the bush tucker meat is fat and ready when the moon is full Why is this? So we got little Adams question about the meat tasting better during the full moon so I cannot find a scientist that can answer it but I’ve got a theory you know we started skyping the kids in the classrooms because I wanted them to put a face to the books I wanted them to know where they come from and know my story as well I don’t think I’ve only ever met anybody quite like Corey The passion that he has, his ability to
really put himself out there to work two jobs, to not take no for an answer, to be like super empathic and he’s really built from scratch something that is
pretty incredible We’re just so excited to be a part of Deadly Science and we can’t wait to see what the future brings so thank you I really think it’s good for him to go out and
show other kids that no matter what – how your life starts you can make your life something amazing and you know full of science Hey there, my name is Marc Fennell and if you enjoyed that and I’m hoping that you did then make sure you like and
subscribe to this YouTube channel and definitely watch that thing that I have
absolutely seen before

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