Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest nature discovery program. Its aim is to document plants and animals across Australia.
This exciting and ambitious aim is supported by a pioneer partnership between the Australian Government, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and Earthwatch Australia. Almost $22 million of government and industry funding is being invested in the project over eight years.
Bush Blitz involves scientists, Indigenous communities, local landowners, teachers, students and BHP Billiton employees. They are working together to make an extraordinary contribution to the protection of our country’s natural heritage.
The official Bush Blitz website
Bush Blitz TeachLive
Through the innovative ‘Bush Blitz TeachLive’ project, teachers accompany scientists on field expeditions and help to document plants and animals and discover new species. Students are engaged in this exciting process of discovery. While on the expedition, the teachers teach ‘live’ back to their classrooms via the TeachLive website, taking their students on a virtual expedition and involving them directly in the scientific research and discoveries.