The Story of Bush Blitz TeachLive
TeachLive is an educational program developed by Earthwatch Australia in 2003. Since its inception, the program has seen Primary and Secondary teachers teach 'live' back to their classrooms from some of the most rich and diverse ecosystems around the world. From calling classrooms via satellite phone in the dark rainforests of Brazil's Pantanal, to skype sessions from Australia's Outback, teachers who take part in the program not only experience scientific research at its best, but are given the opportunity to bring a unique learning experience to their students and schools. It is through education that we gain the understanding necessary to enact change and continue to strive for innovative and effective strategies for conserving our environment.
In 2013, the Bush Blitz TeachLive program will be launched, bringing together an exciting conservation initiative with this unique educational program. Not only will teachers have access to an irreplaceable professional development opportunity, but they will be able to teach live back to their students via the dedicated Bush Blitz TeachLive website from the stunning Henbury Station outside Alice Springs, NT. This opportunity exemplifies to students the benefits of scientific research and environmental problem solving, and presents further opportunity for a capacity building strategy to increase the community's ability to take on the task of conserving Australia's biodiversity.
The Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) will also be working on this program by coordinating the application and selection process. If you are interested in applying please refer to the details provided on the application form, which you will find on the 2013 Pilot Project page of this website.
We invite you to be a part of this wonderful opportunity in 2013!