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Caring for Climate and Change – Excursion 

How is electricity generated? What are the causes and effects of climate change? How can we contribute to a more sustainable and just world?

Year Level
Years 3-10

Cost
Full day: $20 / student
(10 am – 2 pm)
OR
Half day: $15 / student
(10 am – 12:30 pm)

Ratio
1 adult : 10 students

Join our expert educators to understand the connection between energy production and climate change. Students will discover how electricity is generated, understand the impacts it has on climate change and the important role renewable energy plays, and discuss political and social solutions (systems change) to increase agency and empowerment in students.  Our educators will guide students through problem solving and action planning to create change within their school community and explore solutions to create change at school or home.

Through a variety of hands on activities your students will:

Years 3 – 10

  • Find out how human activity is impacting the earth’s atmosphere
  • Discover and engage with a range of innovative solutions to mitigate climate change
  • Learn about the different types of atmospheric pollutants
  • Feel empowered to make positive long-lasting change

You’ll receive a school teacher guide, including instructions for optional activities to do before and after your excursion at CERES to get your students thinking, discussing and actively contributing to a world that is environmentally sustainable for all living creatures.

Years 3-10

  • Understand the cause and effects of climate change
  • Explore energy-based solutions to mitigate climate change
  • Identify the social and political systems that contribute to climate change
  • Feel empowered to make long-lasting change

This program links to curriculum areas of:
Science, Geography, Design & Technologies, Civics & Citizenship.

Availability
Monday -Friday during term time
For weekend and school holiday bookings please contact

Full Day: 10am – 2pm ( 3 activities)
Welcome and introductions –20 mins
Session with CERES educator – 60 mins
Break – 20 mins
Session with CERES educator – 50 mins
Break – 30 mins
Session with CERES educator – 60 mins
Explore CERES – Make sure you leave some time to explore the many spaces of our beautiful park, including our new Terra Wonder PlaySpace.

Half day: 10am – 12.30pm (2 activities)
Welcome and introductions – 20 mins
Session with CERES educator – 60 mins
Break – 15 mins
Session with CERES educator – 60 mins

Use the activities in the Teaching Guide below to spark students’ curiosity before their visit and add value to your experience whilst at CERES. It’s also designed to deepen students’ learning back at school.

Foundation to Year 2 Teaching Guide * coming soon
Years 3 to 6 Teaching Guide * coming soon
Years 7 to 10 Teaching Guide * coming soon
Years 11 to 12 Teaching Guide * coming soon

Watch the following video to understand what CERES is all about and to get you and your students excited about your visit!

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