The What’ll Happen to The Wattle??! (WHTW) program is designed for everyone to take part.
Supported by the Australian Space Agency and collaborating with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), One Giant Leap Australia Foundation sent golden wattle seeds to the International Space Station. The seeds were in space for 6 months (December 2020 to June 2021) and then distributed to more than 300 locations around our nation. This is a first for Australia.
Each location 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.
All groups will be actively experimenting with the seeds, and be given the opportunity to take part in webinars, teleconferences, gatherings and virtual meetings. Participants will have exclusive access to media and virtual webinars with astronauts, space experts, flight directors and other space professionals for the duration of the program.
The WHTW guidebook has been developed by leading science teachers in Australia and it includes all the Australian Science Curriculum outcomes that are used in the program.
If you wish to contact us about any part of our program please contact us.