Energy, Climate Change, Renewables and Advocacy

Educators, learn about energy, explore other energy programs and resources, and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.

A young protestor holds up a sign at a climate rally.

Workshop details

This one-day workshop is part of our Environmental Education – Inspire Change series.

The workshop will run on the following dates in 2023:

Mon 15 May or
Fri 28 Jul

From $135 | Six hours

Through a mix of theory, demonstrations, hands-on and design activities teachers and educators attending the workshop will explore energy use, renewable energy, energy auditing and climate change.

You’ll learn how CERES teaches about energy, explore other energy programs and resources, and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.

Topics covered on the day include:

  • Understanding of energy and flows and renewable energy
  • Human use of energy and impacts to the environment
  • Climate change
  • Climate change activism and advocacy
  • Energy auditing and simple actions for reducing your carbon footprint
  • Community actions and case studies
  • Energy activities for schools and community groups
  • Creating your own activities and pitching to your audience

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

Growing up in the Macedon Ranges, Adrian Black has always had a deep love of nature and the outdoors. Long walks in the bush and grassland on his family’s 6.5-acre property gave Adrian the opportunity to explore all of the mysteries and marvels that nature has to offer, particularly the local wildlife and fauna.

After completing a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Monash University, and designing for a number of theatre productions across Melbourne, Adrian was yearning to have his connection to nature as part of his career. Along with his childhood friend, Adrian started his own mobile education business – Wildlife Gone Walkabout; an interactive travelling zoo, educating students and adults about Australian wildlife conservation. For six years, Adrian traveled across Victorian fostering a deep connection to Australia’s fauna as a wildlife presenter and educator.

Due to COVID, Adrian was forced to close his business and continue his love of sustainable and environmental education elsewhere. Adrian now coordinates the Caring for Climate and Change Program as part of the CERES School of Nature and Climate.

As a passionate climate activist, Adrian knows that educating young people is one of the best solutions to solve the climate crisis, and create a sustainable and equitable future.

What will I learn?

  • Energy use, auditing and management
  • Renewable energy options
  • Climate change and climate action

What will I take away?

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

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and writing materials

Is this workshop appropriate for me?

  • Suits beginners through to those with advanced levels of understanding in education and environmental studies

Anything else I should know?

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

Terms and Conditions

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