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