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Adventure + Learning

Online and on ground programs

We love science and environmental education so much that we share it with classrooms everywhere... like you’ve never experienced it before. Students engage with researchers and adventurers through Australian Curriculum aligned online lessons. Some will even end up on the ground in Fiji, the Bass Strait islands and flying over Antarctica. If you’re looking for adventure learning, welcome home.

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M.E.S.H

Submarine Volcano Voyage

Join and follow the scientific expedition to Map, Evaluate and Sample Havre (M.E.S.H). Havre is an enormous submarine volcano that erupted in 2012 and is set to reveal some secrets from the deep ocean. The expedition is LIVE from 27th March to 17th April.

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Search for the Shy Albatross

K-6 students, we need your help

This year, our task is to help researchers find out more about the shy albatross. We’ll combine a month long expedition to explore the wild western Bass Strait islands by sea kayak with a student science project that you can contribute to directly. The expedition is live from the 17th August to the 12th September with experts online to answer your questions, lessons to complete and science to undertake.

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Expedition Evolution

Year 10 students apply for adventure

Evolution through natural selection is more than a topic in the Australian Curriculum. If you’re a Year 10 student it could be your ticket to join the Search for the Shy Albatross expedition for one special week of exploration and science on a Bass Strait Island. Complete our deviously challenging assignment to see if you can book one of the 8 spots at base camp.

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Fiji Power

Electrifying Year 9 students

Can you design a renewable energy system to keep the power going at a medical centre in the highlands of Fiji? We need it to be reliable because it keeps vaccinations cold, and vaccinations save lives. If you’re a Year 9 student, complete the online assignment and you might be in the team that hit the ground to install the system in October. We have 4 places for students to work with engineers and builders to make it happen.

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Maria Island Workshop

Professional Learning for Teachers

This is one for the science loving teachers from K-10. We’re offering a 3 day/ 2 night program at the University of Tasmania and on Maria Island. We’re selecting fourteen teachers from around Australia to participate in a series of lectures and workshops at the UTAS School of Biological Sciences and undertake fieldwork on Maria Island. You’ll become a Bookend Trust ambassador and help us train more teachers in adventure learning.

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Past Expeditions


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