Expedition Class is an online adventure learning project, which has recently expanded to include students in real-life expeditions with a scientific purpose.
By collaborating with educational agencies and conducting small footprint journeys, Expedition Class aims to provide a adventure learning opportunities for teachers and students. Expedition Class runs a new journey and a fresh focus for learning each year that delivers a real-life, real-time adventure experience.
Expedition Class founder Andrew Hughes has kayaked the east coast of Australia, paddled 2300km around Papua New Guinea, searched for the Tasmanian tiger in the remote southwest of Tasmania, and reached the highest peak in each of the eight states and territories of Australia within eight months, using only human powered transport.
Expedition Class is one of the diverse range of projects of the Bookend Trust, and is sponsored by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.
In 2012, the challenge will be investigating the impacts of marine debris on coastal and marine ecosystems.