TeachWild Kicks Off For a Second Year in Australia
Earthwatch is committed to supporting research that has a direct and positive impact on our natural environment. TeachWild was developed by Earthwatch Australia in partnership with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and founding partner Shell. The program was designed to help Australians understand the extent of marine debris and its impact on Australian wildlife. It also gives citizen scientists the opportunity to participate in scientific research that contributes to an important global issue.
The TeachWild program kicks off for 2013 in March when students in and around Perth will be engaged in a range of research and educational activities to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our oceans.
In its first year, TeachWild exceeded expectations, with 2,299 students and 35 teachers and Shell employees participating in the program. As a result, more than 800 records were added to the National Marine Debris Database.
This year, teachers from Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland are encouraged to apply to take part in the TeachWild Program. Schools in Gladstone, Townsville, and Adelaide are encouraged to register their students to join TeachWild activities in their regions.
For more information, visit teachwild.org.au