2010 Climate Change in the Rainforest
Welcome to our team of Victorian teachers, their students and schools to 2010 Earthwatch TeachLive.
Our Climate Change in the Rainforest team helped scientists to explore the magnificent Wet Tropics of North Queensland and monitor a diverse array of forest animals.
Team One 4 - 18 April 2010
Thea Nicholas – Brentwood Seconday College
Janet Di Pilla – Gisborne Secondary College
Peter Cleeland – Koo Wee Rup Primary School
Catherine Cavedon – Mossgiel Park Primary School
Andrew Mains – Mt Eliza Secondary College
Marion Mortimer – St Albans Secondary College
Rachael Elso – Wallan Secondary College
The teachers spent two weeks in the Wet Tropics of Northern Queensland hiking the tropical rainforests to monitor a diverse range of forest flora and fauna. They worked alongside award-winning scientist and Director of the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change (CTBCC) at James Cook University, Queensland, Dr Stephen Williams. Volunteers learnt how thousands of species are responding to global climate change.
During their Northern Queensland expedition the team teached live back to their schools via this website. Through lesson plans, daily highlights, daily photos and via the interactive forum students are be able to communicate with their teachers in real time every day. You can view a short video and a departing message from each of the teachers by clicking on their Lesson Plan folders. Check it out.
The 2010 Earthwatch TeachLive program provided teachers, schools and local communities in Victoria with a unique educational tool that enhances the teaching of science and engagement of students.