Previous Expeditions

2015 and 2016 - Exploring Australia's Underwater Meadows

To help ensure our marine life continues into the future Earthwatch Australia and the Geography Teachers Association of Victoria partnered to send teachers on Earthwatch's Exploring Australia's Underwater Meadows expedition in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The teachers on these expeditions, who were selected from schools around Victoria, worked with scientists from Healthy Waterways to figure out exactly how pollutants from Brisbane are affecting Moreton Bay. The teachers acted as field assistants, and helped scientists by snorkeling, boating, and wading in the bay, while collecting vital data on the sediment, seagrass, and small fish and marine animals living there to determine how humans are changing the ecosystem.

Click on the teachers' names below to view the blogs, photos and videos they post during the expedition, or to see the lesson plans and activities they created for students:

2015 expedition

Earthwatch acknowledges the support of the Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program