Can we build a treehouse in three of Australia's main forest types in 2017? Hope so, but we'll need your help. This one is especially for primary school classrooms and is completely fun, educational and only a little bit dangerous. To get more info on this project as it grows roots and branches click below.
Follow our embedded teacher on the most extreme beach cleanup in South West Tassie with 'The Cleanup' crew from 18th February 2017. Then organise your own coastal or river cleanup and share your findings with us. Adventure and action packed learning... can you help us fill up the rubbish dump?
The Antarctic Experience takes students behind the scenes at the Australian Antarctic Division, IMAS and CSIRO in Tasmania before flying them over Antarctica itself. Our competition is closed for the February 2017 program and winners have been selected. You can share their experiences here early next year.
In 2015 we went on a Search for the Shy Albatross. Recently we selected a teacher from Queensland, Janet Price, to join the science team from DPIPWE to see the bird up very close. Janet was embedded with them on the remote Albatross Island in Bass Strait in December 2016. Follow her experiences through her daily updates and find out more about the birds and what some scientists get up to for work.
Our major expedition in 2016 was to explore Tasmania’s Derwent River from mountain top right down to the sea. Primary school students followed the adventure as a trickle turned into a torrent and we explored water and landscape from walking boot to raft and kayak. Full lessons, in partnership with the Derwent Estuary Program, are still available and all Australian schools can connect with this watery adventure.
North West Tasmanian schools can get involved in an exciting series of field trips to survey for the elusive Central North Burrowing Crayfish. Dive into a muddy swamp with us and see what we can find. More opportunities for school grpups to join scientists in the field will be offered throughout 2017.
Could you design a renewable energy solution to power a medical centre on a remote Fijian island? That was the challenge and in October four Australian students won a place on the renewable energy installation team when they headed to Fiji. The 2017 competition details will be released early in 2017 but in the meantime you can see how the team went this year. This program is for all high school students.
We love science and environmental education so much that we share it with classrooms everywhere... like you’ve never experienced it before. Students engage with researchers and adventurers through Australian Curriculum aligned online lessons. Some will even end up on the ground in Fiji, the Tasmania.