TeachWild Fellowship Program
TeachWild aims to encourage, motivate and reward innovation in curriculum delivery by teachers, and develop the capacity and networks of regional and remote teachers and inspire those involved in the program to become environmental champions.
To be eligible for a field trip, teachers are required to register their school for the “Scientist for a Day” program. This will involve participating in class-based activities and beach surveys which will contribute to the national marine debris survey data. Teachers and their classrooms will be taught by scientists how to run beach surveys and are required to assist rolling out beach surveys across a year level within their school.
By engaging in our program you will receive an interactive learning experience for your students whilst meeting some of the key learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. Students will achieve a greater understanding of:
- The structural and chemical properties of marine debris.
- Where marine debris comes from.
- How marine debris moves in our waterways.
- How marine debris impacts on our marine environment and marine life.
Become a scientist for a week
Science teachers have the opportunity to apply to take part in a funded week-long land and sea based expedition with the TeachWild science team. Various research activities are carried out throughout the week. In both land and sea based expeditions, teachers can interact with students online by posting photos, highlights and discussing topics in the forum.
Teachers can also apply for a travel stipend to assist with travel costs to locations.