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Sixteen Legs

Some corners of the Universe have bred the most wonderful things…

Giant prehistoric spiders the size of dinner plates try to find love in the dark. As the world rapidly descends into the next period of global mass extinction, a message of hope comes from an unlikely hero: a creature, often reviled, that has survived previous mass extinctions and climatic change in a magical ecosystem hidden beneath one of the world’s last great wildernesses.

Antarctic Experience

Explore careers in the coolest place on Earth

This project gives students a backstage view of our leading Antarctic and Southern Ocean research agencies, IMAS, CSIRO and the AAD. Meet researchers and find out what drives their passion for the deep south. Then climb aboard a Boeing 747 and fly over Antarctica itself. All aboard in November 2018.

Expedition Class

Adventure + Learning: Online and on the ground programs

We love science and environmental education so much that we share it with classrooms everywhere… like you’ve never experienced it before. Students engage with researchers and adventurers through Australian Curriculum aligned online lessons. Some will even end up on the ground in Fiji, flying over Antarctica or stomping around the bush in Tasmania.

Where? Where? Wedgie!

An education and citizen science project

In May 2018 it was ‘all eyes to the sky’ to count the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle. In this unique project we invited schools and the public to get involved through a month long eagle expedition and a series of ambitious public surveys to count our largest bird of prey.

Wedgie project officially launched by the Governor of Tasmania.

Monday 26th February 2018

Her Excellency and Mr Warner attended the event at Ulverstone Primary School…


Coast Watchers partner Team Clean go remote to clean up the coast.

Friday 2nd March 2018

We had a teacher aboard blogging for Coast Watchers as they cleaned up our beaches…


Inspiring Australia supports our Wedgie project!

Friday 16th March 2018

This grant will support public workshops across Tassie…


SIXTEEN LEGS screens in Sydney to a packed house.

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Thank you Sydney & the Chauvel Cinema for completing the east coast Australian Theatrical Premiere Tour for SIXTEEN LEGS…


Inspiring students to build careers that make the world a better place.

Bookend Trust is a not-for-profit education initiative that seeks to inspire students and their communities with the positive environmental careers they can build making the world a better place.

Funded through the donation of time, energy and resources by private individuals concerned about building a positive and co-operative environmental future for our students and community.

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