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 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 photograph 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:
|Tracey Gray, from Port Fairy Consolidated School|
To find out more about the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) and other programs on offer go to http://www.education.vic.gov.au.