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Caring for Climate and Change – Incursion

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

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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.

Through a variety of hands-on activities your students will:

Years F-2

  • Discover energy; what it is, the different types and how it is used in our daily lives.
  • Connect to Earth’s natural resources and nature’s cycles as they understand how nature provides us with limitless forms of renewable energy.
  • Learn new skills to guide their actions, including:
    • Identify different types of energy in everyday objects
    • Describe different forms of energy in nature

Years 3-6

  • Discover how the Project Drawdown transport solutions can help create ecological, livable cities supported by sustainable transport.
  • Connect to Earth’s natural resources and nature’s cycles as they understand how transport is a major contributor to climate change and global warming.
  • Learn new skills to guide their actions, including:
    • Understand the difference between a combustion engine and an electric engine
    • Analyse different types of transport and their effect on the environment

Years 7-10

  • Discover the Project Drawdown solutions framework and how it is a template to mitigate and reverse the effects of climate change.
  • Connect to Earth’s natural resources and nature’s cycles as they understand how human activities and behaviours have created a global environmental tipping point.
  • Learn new skills to guide their actions that can help restore natural systems, including:
    • Analyse climate change solutions
    • Connect environmental issues to social and political issues
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You’ll receive a school teacher guide, including instructions for optional activities to do before and after the CERES incursion to get your students thinking, discussing and actively contributing to a world that is environmentally sustainable for all living creatures.

Years F-2

  • Students understand what energy is and the different forms energy comes in.
  • Students explore different objects used in their daily lives and how they use and transform energy. 

Years 3-6

  • Students understand that internal combustion engines are the leading cause of global transport emissions and that electric vehicles (EVs) are a sustainable alternative.
  • Students explore sustainable transport solutions and how they can be applied to their local communities to help lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Years 7-10

  • Students understand that we rely on ecosystems for everything; they are part of them and their activities can affect how it functions, and its ability to recover from damage.
  • Students explore solutions to the climate crisis by investigating climate solutions in the Project Drawdown solutions framework.

Understand how our programs align with the Victorian Curriculum for Years F – 10. Specific subjects and learning areas and how they supplement curriculum topics are provided for: 

Years F-2

Years 3-6

Years 7-10

Availability
Monday – Friday during term time
For weekend and school holiday bookings please contact Student Programs <studentprograms@ceres.org.au>

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

Years F-2

Years 3-6

Years 7-10

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

Year Level
Years F – 10

Cost
$225 / 45 minute session
+ booking fee
(minimum of 3 sessions per day)

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