Teachers go wild for science

Cassie Duykers from, Nhulunbuy High School, NT and Dr Michael Hammer from Museum NT prepare to Skype with students. Image by Caroline Bayer.

What do you get when you put 15 scientists and five teachers on a 500,000 hectare property? The 17th Bush Blitz of course!

Teachers and scientists from across Australia have been surveying Henbury Nature Reserve, focusing their efforts on spiders, true bugs, dragonflies, frogs, stygofauna and more. In an exciting technological experiment, teachers have been beaming lessons back to students via Skype to create an innovative mix of field work and classroom learning.

While the teachers were looking forward to working in a remote reserve with top scientists, what they weren’t prepared for was the rain! It has slowed progress a little but the crew have still been exploring all corners of the property via helicopters, boats and 4WDs!

Jo, Bush Blitz

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