Upcoming Expeditions

Protecting the Reef’s Coastal Frontier

Where: Mackay, QLD

When: 5-11 October 2019 or 4-10 November 2019

Who: All Australian teachers

How: Online booking

Cost: $550 (subsidised rate includes food, accommodation and all research costs)

Bush Blitz TeachLive: Little Desert National Park

A fully-funded professional development program. Successful applicants will work as research assistants on the upcoming Bush Blitz expedition to Little Desert National Park, Victoria and communicate their experience to their students through online blogs, lesson plans and video calls.

Where: Little Desert National Park, Victoria

When: Thursday 24 October – Thursday 31 October 2019

Who: 5 x Australian teachers (years 4-12)

How:  To apply you will need to complete an online application form addressing three selection criteria as well as submitting a short, 2-minute video describing why you would like to be involved in this Bush Blitz TeachLive expedition

Cost: All travel, accommodation, board and full teacher replacement costs will be funded.

Apply here

Past Expeditions

Protecting the Reef's Coastal Frontier | June 2019

In June, five teachers travelled to the Daintree Rainforest in north Queensland.

Here they acted as research assistants, exploring the Daintree river by boat and fringing mangrove forests on foot, assessing the condition of the mangrove ecosystem by conducting surveys, filming the shoreline, measuring trees, and conducting field biomass assessments.

Explore the Expedition

Protected Areas of the ACT Bush Blitz | December 2018

In December, six teachers from around Australia travelled to various protected areas in the ACT, including Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

They worked as research assistants to discover new species and uncover important information that can help scientists and land managers protect local and national biodiversity for generations to come.

Teacher Blog

Following the expeditions, teachers use their new scientific knowledge and research skills to develop engaging projects and lessons in STEM subjects back at their schools.