Where? Where? Wedgie!: Adventure learning meets citizen science

Andrew Hughes

Bookend Trust

 

The Bookend Trust has been delivering adventure learning programs  through their online platform, Expedition Class, for over ten years. Hear how these programs have developed and adapted to motivate students and teachers to engage in science and environmental education from a different perspective, an adventurous perspective. This year they are leading the education component of a citizen science project to learn about and count Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagles. Find out how students can participate from the classroom and in the field. www.expeditionclass.com/ www.naturetrackers.com.au


Biography:

Andrew is the Bookend Trust Education Manager and creator of Expedition Class. For eleven years he has undertaken adventure learning projects in Australia and Papua New Guinea that involve an average 3500 students in the online learning platform. He was the 2009 Australian Geographic Spirit of Adventure recipient, 2012  Bryce Courtenay Power of One Australian Hero and 2013 Tasmanian Australian of the Year.

About the Association

Outdoor Education Australia (OEA) was established in 2006 as a national network of outdoor education associations. The organisation facilitates communication between state and territory outdoor education associations about the practice and delivery of outdoor education; advocates for outdoor education across primary, secondary and tertiary education; and provides policy advice.

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