Applications now open September 2019 TeachLive expedition!

Earthwatch Australia’s TeachLive program is open for the second time this year, with "Protecting the Reef's Coastal Frontier" (previously called Daintree’s Hidden Coastline) expedition!

APPLY HERE: https://au.earthwatch.org/Expeditions/Protecting-the-reefs-coastal-frontier  

On this expedition, teachers will assist with importanc scientific research, as they assess the mangroves fringing our magestic Daintree Rainforest and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – generating scientific data which will be used to develop a national strategy for more effective management of valuable coastal tidal wetlands faced with climate change and local human pressures.

On this expedition, teachers will use the TeachLive website to enhance the experience, for both themselves and their students. 

Participating teachers will receive an outstanding Professional Development experience, as they will:

• Spend a week learning, researching and collecting data in tropical mangrove ecosystems with scientist Jock Mackenzie (from the Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research at James Cook University, and the MangroveWatch network)
• Communicate thier exciting scientific learnings with students and wider community through blogs and photos on the TeachLive website
• Learn field research techniques, some of which can be used with students on return;
• Be upskilled on how to incorporate STEM in an exciting way into classrooms;
• Have the potential to Skype students while on the Daintree River (where a stronger data signal is found!) and bring the field to your students;
• Be provided with information and tools on other citizen science programs, and how to use these to better engage students on an ongoing basis after the expedition.

 

Teachers don't necessarily have a science background or science training to participate. Training in research techniques is provided on the expedition. All that is needed is a passion for science and geography – and about sharing this passion with students, colleagues and education networks!

WHERE: Daintree River, North Queensland 
WHEN: 05-11 September 2019 (Arriving Thursday 5th and departing Wednesday 11th September)
DURATION: 7 days (5 school days)
WHO: Science and geography teachers from around Australia. 

Volunteers

Group photo