Field Expeditions

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.   100_7882

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 will work alongside leading scientists from CSIRO learning about and contributing to hands-on field based data collection and research.

Teachers can also apply for a travel stipend to assist with travel costs to locations.

Our dates for fellowship expeditions;

Participants will communicate live with their students via an interactive website bringing the real-life scientific research project into the classroom while simultaneously fulfilling Professional Development requirements.

IMGP1367To 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 on how to run beach surveys and are required to assist rolling out beach surveys across a year level within their school.

Interested?

To find out more and to get involved, Email:  Geraldine Davis- Program Manager, TeachWild  teachwild@earthwatch.org.au  OR Call Earthwatch Australia on 03 9016 7590.[/toggle]

To find out more on the research, contact Dr. Denise Hardesty- CSIRO Ecosystems Sciences denise.hardesty@csiro.au