About the 2015 and 2016 TeachLive expeditions

TeachLive gives teachers the opportunity to take part in research for the good of the planet, while sharing their experience with students through the TeachLive website, where they can post lesson plans, write blogs and hold interactive forums.

Since the program began in 2004, teachers have assisted scientists to conduct important research into the flora, fauna and ecosystems of locations as diverse as the remote Australian outback, the forests of China and Malaysia and the spectacular Kimberley region of Western Australia.

In 2015 and again in 2016 six teachers from around Victoria travelled to Queensland's Moreton Bay to research the health of the bay, as part of Earthwatch's Snorkel for Queensland's Marine Mammals expedition, while sharing their experiences with their students through this website: Click on each teacher's name below to read the blogs they posted, see the photos and vidoes they took and read lesson plans and activities they have developed for their students:

2015 TeachLive expedition

Tracey Gray, from Port Fairy Consolidated School

Megan McKinley, from Rowville Primary School

Peter Girolami, from Galen College in Wangaratta

Garrett Drago, from Williamstown High School

Micah Wilkins, from The Mac.Robertson Girls High School

Jemma Chaplin, from John Monash Science School


2016 TeachLive expedition


Bonnie Zuidland, from Upwey High School

Sophie White, from North Melbourne Primary School

Emily Becker, from Boneo Primary School

Andy Ashton, from Westgarth Primary School

Leanne Outtram, from Bayview College in Portland

James Osborne, from Kings College in Portland


To find out more about the Department of Education and other programs on offer go to http://www.education.vic.gov.au.