Welcome to the Hands-On Explorer Challenge trip blog! The departure
date for the Kids Expedition team is around the corner, on July 16.
That’s when 15 kids and two teachers, all winners of the contest,
fly to Australia. During their 13-day expedition to Queensland and
Tasmania, they’ll snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, get up close and
personal with koalas, learn about Aboriginal peoples and their culture,
talk with Aussie cowboys, meet Tasmanian students and plant trees for
their joint project to save the Tasmanian devil, and more.
now team members are busy planning for the trip, figuring out what
to pack, reading up on the places they’ll visit, and participating in a
variety of fund-raising activities to earn money toward helping save
the endangered Tasmanian devil.
Please return to this site often to read
expedition reports from the kids as they explore the exciting culture
and natural history of Australia.