Current - 30th April
In 2011 the Bookend Trust is running the inaugural Australian Envirothon competition. The competition provides a hands-on learning experience for year 11 and 12 students in subjects surrounding environmental science and sustainability. With close ties to the North American Canon Envirothon (www.envirothon.org), the Australian Envirothon follows the same basic structure and principals. Led by a supervising teacher and using provided frameworks and resources, teams work collaboratively to develop their knowledge of ecology and natural resource management and to practice their environmental problem-solving skills over the coming months in preparation for the competition. The event itself takes place over two days at the end of April.
Expedition Class - The Crusoe Project
The next in a series of annual expeditions, Andrew Hughes is this year heading off on the Crusoe Project. With a minimum of food and water (he'll have to work out exactly what that is!) the task is to survive for one month (August) on a tropical deserted island. Apart from exploring what it means to be isolated and alone he'll look closely at the biodiversity of wherever he ends up. Robinson Crusoe would be proud. To find out more details about this exciting adventure, visit www.ExpeditionClass.com.