Previous Expeditions

2015 and 2016 - Exploring Australia's Underwater Meadows

To help ensure our marine life continues into the future Earthwatch Australia and the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria have partnered to send teachers on Earthwatch's Exploring Australia's Underwater Meadows expedition.

The first of these expeditions took place in October 2015, with six teachers selected from schools around Victoria helping scientists from Healthy Waterways to figure out exactly how pollutants from Brisbane are affecting Moreton Bay. The teachers acted as field assistants, and helped scientists by snorkeling, boating, and wading in the bay, while collecting vital data on the sediment, seagrass, and small fish and marine animals living there to determine how humans are changing the ecosystem.

2016 expedition

Here are the teachers who participated in 2016. Click on their names below to view the blogs, photos and videos they post during the expedition, or to see the lesson plans and activities they created for students:

Leanne Outtram, from Bayview College

Emily Becker, from Boneo Primary School

James Osborne, from Kings College

Sophie White, from North Melbourne Primary School

Bonnie Zuidland, from Upwey High School

Andy Ashton, from Westgarth Primary School

2017 expedition

Here are the teachers who took part in the 2015 expedition. 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:

Tracey on the boat 300x300    Tracey Gray, from Port Fairy Consolidated School
Megan with sea star 300x300    Megan McKinley, from Rowville Primary School
Peter with BRUV 300x300    Peter Girolami, from Galen College in Warragul
Day 1 - Jemma adjusting sail on Velella 300x300     Jemma Chaplin, from John Monash Science School
Micah in boat 300x300   Micah Wilkins, from The Mac.Robertson Girls High School
Day 2 - Garrett and Lanie in boat 300x300    Garrett Drago, from Williamstown High School


Earthwatch acknowledges the support of the Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program