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Lulu's Australia Adventure

Introduction

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hey, my name is Lulu and I am an 8th grader at Walter Reed Middle School. Next week, I am flying to Australia with 3 of my classmates and my technology teacher. My teacher, Mr. Shelton, received special recognition from Discovery Student Adventures, giving me this opportunity. On our trip, we will be traveling all over the continent, including Melbourne, the Outback, The Great Barrier Reef, and Brisbane. We will be participating in many exiting activities, including following a vet, visiting a banana processing factory, participating in an outback survival challenge and snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. One of my goals in life is traveling the world becoming either a photographer or a journalist. With this opportunity, I will be able to check one of my top choices off the list.

Overall, I am most exited for snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, participating in the Outback survivor challenge, and experiencing the native culture. Ever since I am little, I have always been interested in the culture and way of life of the Aborigines. I am looking forward to sleeping under the stars in the Outback, next to Uluru. My entire life, I have been looking at pictures of the Great Barrier Reef, and that’s probably what I am most looking forward to. I think it will be very exiting to participate in the Outback survival challenge and learn from local Aborigines what the natives used thousands of years ago to survive in the bush. I think this will be a life changing opportunity, and I am SUPER exited.

Essential Programs Details

Duration 14 days
When May 25th - June 7th, 2009
Focus Marine Biology
Conservation/Wildlife
Aboriginal Culture