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
2016 TeachLive expedition
To find out more about the Department of Education and other programs on offer go to http://www.education.vic.gov.au.