Earthducation Expedition 3 explores education, sustainability in Australia
Earthducation Expedition 3, the third in a series of seven-continent explorations investigating the intersection between education and sustainability, begins Feb. 27 in Australia. Led by curriculum and instruction professors Aaron Doering and Charles Miller, the team will discover how education and sustainability intersect on the driest inhabited continent on Earth. In their two-week journey they will collect a diversity of ecological stories from inhabitants across the densely populated regions of Australia as well as the barren Northern Territory and the Great Barrier Reef communities.
Australia is home to plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet as well as the world's largest coral reef system. It is one of the most biologically diverse countries on Earth. Unfortunately, the continent also has one of the highest extinction rates, and is typically cited as being one of the countries most at risk from climate change.
Doering, who has explored the entire circumpolar Arctic over the past 10 years addressing the issue of climate change, said, "The environment is continually changing, and we are documenting how people on every continent are adapting to this change to secure a sustainable future. Our goal is to create a global tapestry of voices throughout the world around this important issue."
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