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