2010 Malaysian Bat Conservation
Welcome to our team of Victorian teachers, their students and schools to 2010 Earthwatch TeachLive.
The Malaysian Bat Conservation team helped scientists to determine which bat species will be most vulnerable to the threats of forest degradation and fragmentation and establish management plans designed to limit the impact upon them.
Team Two 1 - 14 May 2010
Ryan Healy – Bannockburn Primary School
Benjamin Logan – Merrivale Primary School
Kate Chamberlain – Wantirna College
Christopher Blackburn – Warrnambool College
The teachers spent two weeks in Krau Wildlife Reserve, Malaysia trekking the ancient rainforests in search of many different species of bats. They worked alongside scientist Dr Tigga Kingston, from Texas Tech University, USA and her field staff from both Malaysia and the USA. Volunteers monitored and measured bat activity to understand the threats they face through degradation and fragmentation of forests.
During their Malaysian expedition they 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.
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.
Here is where the teachers were at the centre of the Malaysian Bat Education Adventure
Read the Field Journal and about the Australian Teachers