Upcoming Expeditions

Rungulla National Park BushBlitz TeachLive | April 2020 - POSTPONED

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Protecting the Reef's Coastal Frontier

In this unique Professional Development opportunity you will be working as a research assistant, helping to protect our Great Barrier Reef by collecting data in valuable mangrove ecosystems, as they face increasing pressure from human impacts. You will inspire your students in STEM and geography, by teaching them “live” from the field through blogs uploaded to our website and opportunities to video call your class from the field.

  • 28 May - 3 June 2020 (Daintree)
  • 26 June - 2 July 2020 (Mackay)
  • 11 - 17 September 2020 (Daintree)
  • 23 - 29 October 2020 (Mackay)

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Bush Blitz TeachLive

Bush Blitz TeachLive is a FULLY FUNDED Professional Development opportunity. Successful applicants will have a unique opportunity to assist scientists to document plants and animals, and discover new species, as part of the world’s first continent-wide biodiversity survey. The teachers will also share their experiences with their students through blogs on our website.

The next expedition will be in late April 2020 to the magnificent and remote Rungulla National Park, QLD. 

Applications NOW OPEN, click here to apply before the closing date on Sunday 23 February.

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Past Expeditions

Protecting the Reef’s Coastal Frontier | Oct & Nov 2019

Four teachers travelled to Mackay in Queensland for a week of research in the mangroves.

Here they acted as research assistants, exploring the mangroves fringing the Pioneer river, and assessing the condition of the ecosystem by conducting surveys, filming the shoreline, measuring trees and conducting field biomass assessments.

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Bush Blitz Little Desert National Park | Oct 2019

Five teachers from around Australia travelled to the Little Desert National Park in Victoria to work as field assistants alongside some of Australia’s top taxonomists, to document the species found in this national park, and also help in discovering new species! The teachers communicated their experience to their students via blogs and live video calls from the field to engage and motivate their students in STEM. The information captured during Bush Blitz will be used to help scientists and land managers better protect local and national biodiversity for generations to come.

Following the expedition, teachers use their new scientific knowledge and research skills to develop engaging projects and lessons in STEM subjects back at their schools. Read about their experience on our teacher blog.

Teacher Blog

Protecting the Reef's Coastal Frontier | Jun & Sep 2019

Six 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.

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Protected Areas of the ACT Bush Blitz | Dec 2018

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.

Expeditions from years gone by

The Daintree's Hidden Coastline | May & Nov 2018

Healthy Humpbacks | Sep 2018

Project Manta Ningaloo Reef | Oct 2017

Australia's Changing Islands | May 2017

Exploring Australia's Underwater Meadows | 2015-2017