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Event:
Earthwatch Student Challenge
Start:
September 13, 2013 8:00 am
End:
September 13, 2013 5:00 pm
Organizer:
Earthwatch
Phone:
03 9016 7590
officevolunteer@earthwatch.org.au
Updated:
August 19, 2013
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Teachers this is a fantastic opportunity for your students to experience the world of conservation. The Earthwatch Student Challenge offers 16-17 year olds the adventure of a lifetime to experience first-hand what real science is all about on a research expedition. Together with other young people from across Australia, students will spend a week living the life of a field researcher while helping protect the environment. 

Click here to find out about this terrific program 2013 Student Challenge Flyer

Applications close 13 September 2013

 

How will students benefit?

  • Exposure to science as a potential career
  • The opportunity to meet like-minded peers from around Australia
  • The ability to contribute to meaningful research
  • Tangible research skills, leadership techniques and providing an insight into the practical application of science
  • Exposure to excellent career role models by working with some of Australia’s leading research scientists
  • Equipping participants with the skills to succeed in an increasingly knowledge-based society
  • Important skills to succeed in an increasingly knowledge-based society
  • The opportunity to develop confidence and sense of self while being part of a supportive environment and team

 

 

“I can now see science and fieldwork as much more interesting that I did previously as I really enjoyed all the hands on work and practicality of the project. Before, I never really saw science as a career option but after my experiences, I think it is a possibility.” Jacqueline, Australia’s Vanishing Frogs

 

“I really enjoyed learning about the microbats and how scientists find out about their environment and diet. How they catch them is just fascinating! I also had a great time meeting new people and having these new experiences together.” Sasha, Melbourne’s Microbats