An AMAZING adventure.
Exactly one week ago today I learned that I had been chosen by Discovery Education Student Adventures to lead four students on a two-week trip to Australia! Needless to say, I was ABSOLUTELY excited!!! Our trip is one of three pilot trips planned for 2009 in preparation for the 2010 launch of the DE Student Adventure program. We will be traveling with two other teachers and their eight students.
I had to wait until April 1st to share my exciting news with others. This meant I could then invite the four students. The parents and students were all SO excited.
Our adventure will last 14 days. We will begin down in Melbourne, visiting wildlife sanctuaries and rain forests. We will then move inland to Ayers Rock where we will sleep in the bush under the stars. Finally we will head north to Townsville. We will learn about the amazing creatures that inhabit the Great Barrier Reef and then spend a day snorkeling and collecting data. (All of the students that I will be traveling with have heard scuba diving stories and have also seen a number of my photos. I can't wait to share the underwater world with them all.) And I will have some GREAT photos to share here on the blog! (Today's is a simple screen shot...probably some snow for tomorrow's photo...they are calling for about 10 inches here in Castle Rock.)
I'm not sure what other words I can use to describe how I feel about this trip. Personally, I am so excited to go on the trip, but it means even more to me to be able to share this incredible opportunity with four students. It's a trip of a life-time...thanks Discovery Education Student Adventures - www.discoverystudentadventures.com
Here is a link to the blog posting by my friend RJ...it includes an Animoto file.