Ooh, I've got tingles in my tummy, I do love the start of an adventure! It's the night before the expedition starts and I'm writing this with all the equipment packed up and ready to go. The first report will go up and be ready to see late Monday night, or for schools, first thing Tuesday morning. This week I'll be joined by five high school students (Jarra, Chloe, Oscar, Huon and Yasmyn), two college students (Paul and Charles), scientist Dr Alastair Richardson and teacher Kate McWhirter.
Our aim for this week is to get high into the mountain area where the first raindrops fall that end up flowing into the River Derwent. This means heading to the high country near Lake St Clair. We'll be camping and exploring the creatures that live up there as well as having a look at what the water is like before it even gets into the river. I'm keeping a close eye on the weather forecast at the BOM site. We'll check in tomorrow night and let you know how day one turns out. Great to have you as part of the Cirque 2 Sea adventure.
Jump onto the discussion boards on Monday because we're picking out the first daily t-shirt winner and we have lots of great prizes from Royal Life Saving Society- Tasmania to award over the next four weeks too.
The expedition starts on Monday 1st August but between now and then you can send in a class photo to show that you're part of the adventure. Email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.