Students at South Thornlie Primary School joined a turtle research project more than 1000km away. Nick Mortimer, an Engineer with Oceans and Atmosphere, video called the students and their teacher and gave a virtual tour of his research whilst out doing field work.

This activity was made possible by our STEM Professionals in Schools Program. It partners STEM professionals with teachers all over Australia to connect the classroom with real-world STEM.

Nick is flying drones and using satellite tags to track and survey turtles as part of the Ningaloo Outlook, a partnership with BHP. The data will record information on turtle movements, population and nest monitoring.