“Bribbaree is a small community home to approximately 140 people and a small primary school consisting of seven students. Late last term our school gardener ‘Boss’ died and we would love to make a space garden in memory of him.”
“We started gardening because it gives our students a connection with the land and reminds them of activities they have done at home and with family.”
“We would be really proud of ourselves for helping people to learn about growing space seeds.”
“We always try to learn and do new things, so participating in this program would be right up our street and allow us to continue learning in a way that will help everyone.”
“We recognise the poor ratio of women to men in science professions and believe that we, by being part in this project, can showcase how amazing women can become in science.”
“We are a very small country school – 13 students from Kindy to Year 6. It would be a great privilege to be part of this space seeds program.”
“Our school burnt down and we lost many of our school’s trees and would like to grow some more to replace them.”
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 7 months (December 2020 to July 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.
Do you want to be a What’ll Happen to The Wattle??! Mentor?
If you wish to be involved and are an expert in the field in your professional life or as a hobbyist – we would love to hear from you.