What’ll happen to the wattle?

One Giant Leap Australia Foundation will be sending wattle seeds to the International Space Station this November in collaboration with JAXA. The seeds will be in space for 6 months and then return to Australia in time for Science Week 2021.

Supported by the Australian Space Agency, the ‘What’ll happen with the wattle??!’ program is being offered to 150 schools across Australia.

How to apply

Complete the official application form and submit the video, agreeing to the terms and conditions.

Once selected

The selected schools around Australia will receive wattle seeds that have been flown to space as well as seeds that have not. The seeds are from the same seed lot. These seeds will them be germinated and grown, with data being uploaded to the ‘What’ll happen to the wattle??!’ app.

There will be teleconferences and other education support materials provided for the duration of the program. A small greenhouse, growing medium and all material will be provided to schools. The cost of this kit will be $200 (ex GST).

The project will take at least a year and it is envisaged that the wattle will then be planted and a map be made of all the ‘space wattle trees’ around Australia.

This is a first for Australia. Be part of history!

Some media mentions:

https://minister.awe.gov.au/…/space-seeds
https://iss.jaxa.jp/en/kuoa/news/200901.html
hawkesburygazette/…/whatll-happen-to-the-wattle-schools-to-plant-space-seeds/

For further information, please contact onegiantleap@bigpond.com

To be eligible to enter, participants must be classified as an Australian school or education institution or home school for students aged 5 – 18

All entries will be judged on creativity and originality. The work should be solely of the entrant.

All entries remain the property of One Giant Leap Australia Foundation and may be used for promotional and media purposes.

All submissions must be original work Entries containing plagiarized or copyright material/music will be disqualified.

Entries that are longer than 200 words or videos that are longer than 2 minutes will be disqualified.

Each school/institute/home school location may only submit one entry.

All communication will be conducted between One Giant Leap Australia and the school Point of Contact.

Terms and conditions:

Information on how to enter forms part of the Conditions of Entry.

Entering this opportunity deems acceptance of the Conditions of Entry.

Entry to the opportunity begins at midnight on 21st September, 2020 (AEST) and closes at midnight on 30th October, 2020 (AEST).

The selection will be made by a panel of community leaders. The winner will be notified by close of business on 7th November, 2020 (AEST). The decisions by the panel is final.

Will aliens grow from the space seeds?
We don’t think so.

How do I submit our application?
Teachers in Australia must use the online submission form.

Who can participate?
This is open to all Australian schools or education institutions or home schools for students aged 5 – 18.

Can home-schooled students enter?
Yes.

Who do I contact if I have questions?
Send an email to onegiantleap@bigpond.com.

  • Describe your group and explain why we should pick your school to grow the wattle seeds from space.
  • Create a 1 - 2 minute video advertising your school as a ‘What’ll happen to the wattle??!’ school.
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