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Student Challenge, Australia



THE DOOR TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Are you up for the challenge?

If you are a student in years 11 or 12 with an interest in conservation and the environment, then we want to hear from you!

Our summer student expeditions support the work of scientists in conserving our environment, while providing students an insight into the world of field science.

Students live and work in the field with leading researchers to help solve some of Australia’s most pressing environmental issues. It is an eye opening, adventurous and exciting experience.

Whether the week leads to a career in science, a personal development opportunity, or is simply a time to reconnect with nature the benefits are all encompassing.

The experiential "learning through doing" process helps students appreciate and respect the world they live in, respond to challenges, and build confidence and social skills.



QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

No prior experience is necessary. Students must be in years 11 or 12 and enrolled in any state school in Australia to apply for a fully-funded position. Paid positions are also made available - see the expedition pages following the links to the right.

The program is designed to provide encouragement, advice, and support for students who are at this pivotal point in their future decision-making.

Students have the unique opportunity to seek direct careers advice from professional scientists and explore their interest to help guide them into making choices that are both passion and career focused.



HOW TO GET INVOLVED



If you do not meet the requirements, please see links to the right to apply for a paid position.

Click and download the brochure for more information on the three exciting opportunities.

Student Challenge 2015

Passion starts early. Dare to take a chance.




STUDENT CHALLENGE EXPEDITIONS

There are three expeditions to choose from that run for one week over the Dec – Jan holidays.

See opportunities below:


TURTLES ON THE MOVE

Turtles on the move

Explore Melbourne’s wetlands in search of freshwater turtles.


MELBOURNE’S MICROBATS

Melbourne's Microbats

Play extreme spotlight in search of microbats in Melbourne.


SNORKEL FOR QUEENSLAND’S MARINE MAMMALS

Snorkel for Queensland's Marine Mammals

Board a catamaran and investigate the health of Moreton Bay.