Bush Blitz TeachLive

TeachLive is an educational program developed by Earthwatch Australia in 2003. The Bush Blitz TeachLive Project is a collaborative project between the Bush Blitz partners and the Australian Science Teachers Association. TeachLive is an innovative educational program that places teachers on field-based research projects, where they receive a unique professional development experience and get to teach ‘live’ back to their classrooms via TeachLive websites. Students are able to take a virtual expedition with their teachers helping them to engage in science in an Australian and global context and see their teachers as science role models.

To find out more take a look at our factsheet and postcards or go to the Bush Blitz Teachlive website.

Arachnologist Barbara Baehr and teacher Shellie Cashmore sift leaf litter looking for tiny spiders on East Diamond Islet.

Arachnologist Barbara Baehr and teacher Shellie Cashmore sift leaf litter looking for tiny spiders on East Diamond Islet.

Hear directly from some of our teachers

Coral Sea Clean-up and Bio-discovery Voyage

Follow science teachers Keith Martin-Smith from the Hutchins School Tasmania and Shellie Cashmore from Yarram Secondary College in Victoria on their voyage of discovery to the Coral Sea.

Scientist Merrick Ekins of the Qld Museum will search for new species of Octocorals

Scientist Merrick Ekins of the Qld Museum will search for new species of Octocorals (Image courtesy M. Ekins)

Teachers resource booklet

The Bush Blitz teacher resource booklet was produced by the Australian Science Teacher’s Association (ASTA) in partnership with the Australian Biological Resources Study to provide background information for teachers on the Bush Blitz programme. The booklet also includes supporting activities, projects and investigations for teachers to undertake with students from preschool through to senior secondary levels.

A booklet was sent to every Australian school as part of the 2010 National Science Week school kit but is now available to download. [PDF 6962kb]

For further information, please see ASTA’s website.