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TeachLive is an educational program that places teachers on Earthwatch expeditions, where they receive a unique professional development experience and get to teach “live” back to their classrooms. While on an expedition the teachers interact with their students via live web forums, post daily highlights and photos, and communicate with their classrooms via Skype and other online tools. This experience - and the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm teachers bring back from the field - gives students a new perspective on scientific research and builds their core skills in science, geography and other subjects.

TeachLive is also a unique professional development opportunity, where teachers can learn about science from world-class scientists, and learn research techniques they can use in their schools. Teachers involved in past TeachLive expeditions have gone on run neighbourhood ‘bioblitzes’ with their students, undertake research into the impact of environmental issues on local species and conduct other innovative educational programs.

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Earthwatch also conducts Bush Blitz TeachLive programs :

Bush Blitz TeachLive

Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest nature discovery project – a unique multi-million dollar partnership between the Australian Government through Parks Australia and the Australian Biological Resources Study, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and Earthwatch Australia to document plants and animals across Australia. Now in its eighth year, it is the largest biological survey of this scale anywhere in the world. Since the program began in 2009 Bush Blitz has discovered over 1630 new species of animals, plants, funghi and lichens. Additionally,  thousands of species records have been added to what is already known, increasing our scientific knowledge to help us protect our Australia’s biodiversity for generations to come.

There are many plants and animals still to be discovered by science. There are an estimated 580,000-680,000 species in Australia, but three-quarters of this biodiversity is yet to be identified. Forty-five per cent of continental Australia and over 90 per cent of our marine area have never been comprehensively surveyed by scientists.

Bush Blitz involves specialist taxonomists, indigenous communities, rangers and landowners, teachers, students and BHP employees. Together they are making an extraordinary contribution to the protection of our country's natural heritage.

The Bush Blitz TeachLive program has placed teachers on expeditions to remote locations around Australia, from remote islands in the Coral Sea to the rocky gorges of the Kimberley and the vast expanse of the Australian outback. To find out more about these expeditions, and read the blogs posted by participating teachers, go to http://bushblitz.teachlive.org.au.

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Anjali Chandresaker-Rao, from Castle Cove Primary School in NSW, Skyping with her class during the Kimberley Bush Blitz TeachLive expedition