SUPPORT OUR WORK: Our beautiful SIXTEEN LEGS books are hot off the presses. Orders are already supporting a student scholarship to undertake further research into cave environments. SIXTEEN LEGS: A Visit to the Queen of the Dark showcases the production art developed for the project, which weaves the science of the story into a dark fairytale suitable for younger audiences. The book also includes an explanation of the science, an essay from NEIL GAIMAN on his connection to Tasmania and the project, and the history of the Bookend program. SIXTEEN LEGS: Kinky Love showcases Joe Shemesh's award-winning cinematography in all its glory, as well as the background to the creation of the Enter the Cave Exhibition and the student works it includes. Ordering information, including a discount on buying both books together can be found at www.sixteenlegs.com
NEW WEBSITE: The Bookend Trust is pleased to announce the upgrade of our online education portal at www.expeditionclass.com - visit the new page and see what we have planned for the year ahead!
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: The SIXTEEN LEGS Enter the Cave Exhibition heads to Naracoorte in South Australia as part of the biennial conference of the Australasian Cave and Karst Management Association (ACKMA). It will be open to the public at various times, working around the schedule of the conference. Read more details via the Exhibition Flyer or via the Naracoorte Lucindale Council. For more information on the SIXTEEN LEGS project, including links to the artists' decriptions of their own works, CLICK HERE.
SIXTEEN LEGS: ENTER THE CAVE EXHIBITION:
Rosny Barn, launching 5pm, 15 August, then open 16-24 August - FREE EVENT
ROYAL SOCIETY OF TASMANIA - NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK SPECIAL LECTURE:
Royal Society Room, TMAG, 8pm on 5 August - FREE EVENT
Do you have an interest in copyright issues and the use of online resources in the digital world? Bookend is pleased to host a presentation on these topics next Friday (27 June) from 2pm to 5pm at the IMAS Waterfront Building in Hobart
UPDATES: Since the start of 2014, our regular updates have been provided via the following website and social media links.
For regular updates, see our Expedition Class page (daily updates during expedition periods), the Lynchpin page, and for the most frequently updated information "BookendTrust" (no space) on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. An additional Facebook group is also available for those wanting to help in more detail.
Haven't had enough? Check back on our old update format in our 2013 year summary, mid 2013 update, mid-2012 update and our achievements in 2011. Links from these pages will take you back even further if you want!
SAMPLE STORIES: Students can win a flight over Antarctica or a Southern Ocean wilderness cruise; watch the video of the Thailand-Tasmania exchange; relive the VOLCANO LAND experience; see the results of the My My Maria expeditions and App production; follow our blog from Nepal; catch up with Lynchpin, Redmap and the Three Peaks race; a special gift from Doctor Who to Dunalley Primary; Andrew launches the ABC Giving Tree; Bookend meets The Phantom of the Opera; and various other achievements and events!