Sydney Olympic Park’s Education Unit is revolutionising the way it provides learning opportunities through the use of video conferencing technology, opening new opportunities for people to learn and connect with the Park.
Most recently, our video conference program about migratory shorebirds and protecting wetlands flew all the way into a Year 5/6 classroom at Jeju Sinsan Primary School in South Korea.
The learning program is quite relevant for the South Korean classrooms as the migratory shorebirds (Bar-tailed Godwit and Sharp-Tailed Sandpiper) fly from here to Korea each year, leaving in Autumn and returning to the Park in Spring.
Students are taught about the importance of protecting wetland habitats as they are vital feeding sites for these birds to fuel their long migratory journeys.
The program run by Sydney Olympic Park Authority is coordinated by the University of New England under the Asian Connexions Education program.
Three of these programs have already been delivered, with another five to occur in the coming week.
Check out a Korean Newspaper’s report on the Sydney Olympic Park’s Biodiversity virtual excursion (note article in Korean)