Believe it or not this is our tenth year of adventure here at Expedition Class. To celebrate we're going to tackle something that scares us witless. Climbing way up into really big trees. The Treehouse Challenge is going to explore forest types and what makes them different and special by climbing the trees that grow in them. In Australia we have three main forest types - dry euclaypt, wet eucalypt and rainforest. Our task is to hoon around Tasmania looking for each forest type and then picking out an iconic tree in each one to climb and stay if for a night or two... in a TREEHOUSE.
The journey will be live and broadcast straight into classrooms from 7th August to 3rd September this year. As usual we will write, photograph and video what happens on the adventure. Students can join discussions with scientists and other experts to gain a better understanding of the things we find along the way.
We're working with the Forest Education Foundation right now to give you free lessons to use before, during and after the expedition. They will be Australian Curriculum aligned and perfect for all primary school levels. We'll tick off areas in science, geography, English, art, ICT and probably the other subject areas just for the heck of it. You can do as little or as much as you like.
Before August, especially if you haven't done this adventure learning thing before, we are offering free school visits within Tasmania and Skypes for those unlucky classrooms who aren't on our special little island.