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Energy, Climate Change, Renewables and Advocacy

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 run on the following date in 2022:
Friday 9 September

$120 | 1 day

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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
  • Climate Change Activism and Advocacy
  • 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

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.

Adrian BlackAdrian Black Program Coordinator and Educator

Growing up in the Macedon Ranges, Adrian has always had a deep love of nature and the outdoors. Long walks in the bush and grassland on his family 6.5 acres 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 and 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 6 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. Finding the inner city paradise of CERES, Adrian now coordinates the Caring for Climate and Change program as part of the School of Nature and Climate, sharing his values and love of the environment with the students who visit. 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 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.