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Energy Use, Climate Change & Renewable Energy

Learn how CERES teaches about energy, explore other energy programs, resources and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity

This 1-day workshop will be offered in 2022

$120 | 1 day

Coming in 2022

As part of CERES Environmental Education Course, you can enrol in 1 day workshops (professional learning days) that focus on sustainability topics. Through a mix of theory, demonstrations and design activities you will explore energy use, renewable energy, energy auditing and climate change. Learn how CERES teaches about energy, explore other energy programs, resources and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.

Topics covered on the day:

  • Understanding of energy and flows & renewable energy
  • Human use of energy and Impacts to the environment
  • Climate Change
  • Energy hierarchy
  • Energy auditing & 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

Tom Lang grew up on a sheep farm, surrounded by animals, trees, and stars, but spent most of his time reading instead of working. He’s always had a passion for making stuff, learning things, and talking to people, but never quite managed to combine the three until he stumbled on the strange field of Science Communication. In hindsight, it was obvious. He spent 2011 travelling around Australia with Questacon’s Science Circus,
and then returned to Melbourne to spend five years exploding things, making robots, and pointing at stars with Scienceworks, Primesci, and briefly, on a geological research ship. He joined CERES as Energy Education Coordinator in 2017, where he is kept busy fiddling with solar panels and buckets of coal. Outside of CERES he can be found designing boardgames and doing comedy shows.

What you will learn

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

What you will get

  • Access to online resources and energy 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.