Welcome to teachers, their schools and students
LATEST TEACHLIVE PROGRAM - BUSH BLITZ TEACHLIVE COMING IN MAY 2014! Check it out by clicking on this link! Applications for Bush Blitz TeachLive are now open.
TeachLive is for Victorian State Government Schools. In 2011 Victorian teachers joined one of two teams. Team 1: Animals of the Outback expedition in April and Team 2: Climate Change in China's Gutianshan Forests in Asia in September. In 2010 Victorian teachers joined one of two teams. Team1: Climate Change in the Rainforest in April and Team 2: Malaysian Bat Conservation in May.
Earthwatch Institute is an independent, non-profit environmental organisation. Our mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Earthwatch gives people the opportunity to be involved in scientific field research by becoming a member of a research team.
“The Earthwatch experience was excellent, their staff, contacts and project personnel were all of the highest calibre and I rate the experience very highly. It was a powerful experience that helped me to reconnect with the science I had done in university. It helped to clarify some of the ideas and skills I need to relay in the classroom and how to make science seem modern and exciting to my students.”
2010 TeachLive Participant, Mt Eliza, VIC
Earthwatch launched a pilot TeachLive program in 2004 that sent four Victorian teachers on Earthwatch projects across Australia. In 2005 the TeachLive program expanded, allowing seven teachers from Western Australia to join the Echidnas and Goannas of Kangaroo Island research expedition. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 through the support of Woodside Energy, the TeachLive program allowed teachers from Western Australia to join the Whalesharks of Ningaloo Reef research expedition off Exmouth and teach live back to their classrooms.
In 2009, what was previously the Victoria Electricity Eco-Gold Environmental Fund, also supported environmentally minded individuals and organisations within the community to enhance their understanding and knowledge of sustainability and conservation. In June 2009 Victoria Electricity sent one Victorian teacher on the Wildlife of Brazil’s Pantanal expedition in South America to teach live back to her classroom and raise environmental awareness among her students.
In October 2010 Lumo Energy sent Victorian teacher, Laura Quigley from Benton Junior College, Mornington Victoria on the Queensland scuba diving Project Manta.