Bush Blitz TeachLive is an educational program that places teachers on Bush Blitz expeditions, where they receive a unique professional development experience and get to teach “live” back to their classrooms. While on an expedition the teachers interact with their students via live web forums, post daily highlights and photos, and communicate with their classrooms via Skype and other online tools. This experience - and the knowledge, skills and enthusiasm teachers bring back from the field - gives students a new perspective on scientific research and builds their core skills in science, geography and other subjects.
Bush Blitz TeachLive is also a unique professional development opportunity, where teachers can learn about science from world-class scientists, and learn research techniques they can use in their schools. Teachers involved in past Bush Blitz expeditions have gone on run neighbourhood ‘bioblitzes’ with their students, undertake research into the impact of environmental issues on local species and conduct other innovative educational programs.
Bush Blitz is made possible through a unique partnership between the Australian Government (Parks Australia and the Australian Biological Resources Study), BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and Earthwatch Australia.