Sign up for the May 2018 TeachLive expedition

Earthwatch Australia is offering a discount for teachers professional development on the Daintree’s Hidden Coastline expedition

On the expedition, you will have a unique opportunity to assist scientists as they assess and protect the mangroves fringing Daintree's rainforests 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.

You will also be able to share your experiences with your students, through blogs and forums on the TeachLive website ( and other online tools such as Skype.

Please note: You do not have to have a science background or science training to participate. Training in research techniques will be provided on the expedition, so you just need to be passionate about science – and about sharing this passion with your students, colleagues and education networks!

Participating teachers will:

• Spend a week researching tropical ecosystems with world-class scientist Dr Norman Duke from the Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research at James Cook University
• Learn field research techniques, many of which you can use with your students when you return to your school.
• Receive training in the TeachLive website, which you can then use to share the experience with your students.
• Be provided with information about other citizen science programs, and how you can use these to engage your students on an ongoing basis after the expedition

WHERE: Daintree River, North Queensland

WHEN: 6 – 12 May 2018 (Arriving Sunday 6th and departing Saturday 12th May)

DURATION: 7 days (5 school days)

WHO: Science and geography teachers from around Australia are encouraged to participate

COST: $995 (discounted from the standard price of $1195)

HOW DO I SIGN UP? Click here to sign up to the program using our online booking system, or call Earthwatch at (03) 9016 7590.

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What is TeachLive?

TeachLive is an innovative educational program developed by Earthwatch Australia. It gives teachers the opportunity to conduct research with scientists in the field while teaching ‘live’ to their classrooms via this website, and other online tools such as Skype.

Click Here for more information on the TeachLive program.

Following their participation in TeachLive, many teachers have harnessed their new knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to create a range of innovative projects, which engage students for years after their participation in the program.

Click here to read about some of the actions that teachers have undertaken in the past year as a result of their participation in the program.

To find out more about the Daintree’s Hidden Coastline Earthwatch expedition, go to

Please call Earthwatch on (03) 9016 7590 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or you would like book a place on the expedition!

Azure Kingfisher

An Azure Kingfisher (Ceyx azureus) spotted by participants on a recent Daintree's Hidden Coastline expedition

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The research area

(banner photo: Daintree rainforest, copyright Kyle Taylor)