Bookend Trust/ Expedition Class Booking Form

Dear teachers, 

Inspired by the success of Where? Where? Wedgie! Expedition Class 2018, we're up and flying again in 2019. Eagle researcher James Pay proved immensely popular with students, and he will be leading the charge this year: visiting students in schools to prepare them to follow - and perhaps take part in - this year's big eagle survey. 

The survey itself is taking place across six days this year: Friday-Sunday 10th-12th May and Friday-Sunday 24th-26th May. Before then our team of scientists would like to jump into as many schools as possible during Term 1.

Where? Where? Wedgie! this year invites students to explore the world of Tasmania's wedge-tailed eagles AND to take part in a genuine citizen science project, to help figure out how many of these majestic birds we have left. The accompanying Expedition Class teaching resources for Years 1-10, created thanks to support from the Tasmanian Department of Education, are currently being updated from last year's adventure. They'll include 8 brand new, informative videos with James. The Bookend Trust is offering free in-school presentations within Tasmania and Skype hookups for everywhere else. The presentations are a great way to engage primary and high school aged students in the program. They will explain how classrooms can get involved across all year levels, and how anyone can help us by participating in the survey on any of the dates 10th-12th May and 24th-26th May.

Subject to availability, you will be offered a date and time for the 45-minute presentation or 30-minute Skype via the email you supply below. The school visit period in 2019 is between 25th March and 12th April. If there are more than 3 classes requesting a presentation across different year levels, you may be offered back-to-back presentations. We won't be able to cover as many schools as last year, and interest in this project has been strong so it's a good idea to get this form in ASAP.

We're also offering a limited number of (1) professional learning opportunities for teachers to support their involvement in the Where? Where? Wedgie! survey (details below) and (2) community presentations for parents and the general public who might be interested in participating in the public eagle survey (more details).

Clare Hawkins
Bookend Trust/ Expedition Class

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 3. Total number of students from your school likely to participate (approx.)?

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* 4. What is your Tasmanian Learning Service Area? (so we can cluster visits - based on previous boundaries)

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