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Nature Connection, Biodiversity & Sustainable Food Systems

Learn about biodiversity and sustainable food systems and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity

This 1-day workshop will run on the following day:
Coming in 2023

from $120 |
1 day

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Through a mix of theory, demonstrations, hands-on and design activities you will explore biodiversity, habitat, connection to nature and sustainable food systems. Learn how CERES teaches biodiversity, explore other biodiversity programs, resources and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.

Topics covered on the day:

  • Nature Connection, Rewilding and Play
  • Understanding of global and Australian biodiversity
  • Measuring Biodiversity – Habitat Quality – Bird Surveys
  • Biodiversity Organisations and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Ways of making a difference in your backyard
  • Sustainable Food Systems – small & large scale and urban systems – Guest Speaker – Chris Ennis, Manager CERES Fairfood and our Urban Farmers
  • CERES Sustainable Food Systems – Organic Farms, Nursery, Grocery & Market, Fair Food, Community Kitchen

This workshop is part of CERES Environmental Education Course. It is designed for participants to enrol in 1-day workshops (professional learning days) or the full 8-week course. It allows us to cater for and share the content with people that are interested in specific topics.

Lorna PettiferLorna Pettifer has been working in environmental education and presenting to community groups on sustainability for over 13 years. She currently manages education programs at CERES and passionately focuses on adult education and training programs. Her background in sustainability stems from ecology and zoology and has broadened to community engagement, environmental management, behaviour change and farm and food programs. Lorna has worked as a ResourceSmart Facilitator in schools supporting teachers, students and school systems in sustainability management and whole school behaviour change. She has worked with schools, organisations and communities to help integrate environmental and ethical options into their systems, lives and behaviours. Lorna also has experience as a researcher, bush regenerator, environmental consultant for subject design, GIS consultant and environmental modeller.

What you will learn

  • What is biodiversity and why preserve it
  • How to measure habitat quality
  • Nature connection activities

What you will get

  • Access to online resources and biodiversity activities
  • Inspiration to teach others
  • Confidence in how to create your own activities

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • A desire to participate in activities and contribute to discussions!

Appropriate for

Beginners to Advanced levels in education and environmental studies will gain from the class

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.