Young people in primary schools around Australia are exploring the concepts of climate change, water conservation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They are finding out about the impact of human society on this earth and thinking about how we can change our lifestyle and behaviour to live more lightly on the earth. They have documented their learnings and ideas clearly and with great passion – have a look at their contributions.

Students at Strathfieldsaye Primary have made a short documentary about what they have learnt.

Primary students working in their GardenStrathfieldsaye Primary students working in their Garden

Strathfieldsaye and Kangaroo Flat Primary Schools will follow the expedition through the updates on this website. They will also be sent information from the expedition log.

Grade 5/6 students from Strathfieldsaye primary school have put together a web page where they will track the expeditions progress, and learn about Climate Change and its effects. The page can be found here

This includes daily readings for:

  • Temperature
  • Wind speed
  • Wind chill
  • Barometer
  • Altitude
  • Snow conditions
  • Weather (visibility, cloud cover)
  • Position
  • Highlights and lowlights of the day

Students will take their own measurements using the school’s weather station and will compare results with conditions at home as well as getting a feel for what is happening for the expedition team.

The expedition will be able to do their web updates with an expedition tested communications system generously sponsored by the Bendigo Community Telco. A satellite phone will enable the transfer of emails, photographs and GPS (position) readings. The system is powered by a flexible solar panel and backed up by a battery. The team hopes to send out information on a daily basis – but knows that on occasions, if there is bad weather or taxing snow conditions during the day, they may be too tired.

The team and their communications gear.The team and their communications gear.