We’re inviting schools to live stream marine scientists this October!

(The CSIRO research vessel (RV) Investigator. Source: Tauri Minogue / CSIRO)

In October 2022, Bush Blitz is spending 45 days on Research Vessel Investigator, mapping and sampling the underwater seamounts of Australia’s Indian Ocean Territory around Cocos (Keeling) Island. We want to share it with your classroom!

Are you a primary or secondary school teacher? 

Would you like your class to meet scientists who research what lives in the deep, deep sea? 

This October, Bush Blitz is giving schools around Australia the chance to live stream a “floating classroom”. 

For the very first time, marine scientists — lead by Museums Victoria — will explore what lives up to 4800m below the sea level in Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories, near Cocos (Keeling) Islands. They’ll be doing this work while aboard the iconic CSIRO research vessel (RV) Investigator. And want to share the adventure with your classroom!

Now is your chance! Please register by emailing [email protected] 


See the scientists on board past expeditions, via the videos below

 

Student Brief: investigator_kids_brieffinal-sml[17234].pdf

For more information about the RV Investigator, visit https://mnf.csiro.au/en/RV-Investigator 

 

Introduction to exploring the Indian Ocean territory

 

Leaving the wharf

 

Journey across our vast blue planet at sunrise on the Research Vessel Investigator

 

Voyage to Christmas Island on the Research Vessel Investigator

 

Surveying Christmas Island on the Research Vessel Investigator
We reached Christmas Island and now let the surveying begin on the Research Vessel investigator

 

Sunset/sunrise sessions with scientists on the Research Vessel Investigator

 

We check out the deep towed camera with Hanuman from CSIRO on the Research Vessel Investigator

 

Black Coral adaptation on the Research Vessel Investigator

 

Ocean Hydrochemistry using the CTD with CSIRO on board the Research Vessel Investigator

 

Environmental DNA with CSIRO on board the Research Vessel Investigator

 

The awe-inspiring power of deepwater swell

 

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© Bush Blitz

 

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