Teachers take the plunge for science

In October 2015 six Australian school teachers spent a week sailing and snorkelling in Queensland’s Moreton Bay in order to give their students a new perspective on the impact human development is having on our environment.

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Underwater Adventures in Queensland: The experience of a team of high schoolers in Moreton Bay, Queensland

By Michaela Taylor-Williams, Jess Peart, Caitlin O'Shea

As part of the Earthwatch Student Challenge, our group was lured to Queensland by the prospect of the “Underwater Landscapes of Queensland's Islands,” epitomised by this creature, the dugong. And the opportunity to swim with these splendid creatures on North Stradbroke Island, just outside of Brisbane. Our work was to help pave the way for future environmental management of the area, to help save it for future generations.

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