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Heart Connections and Traditional Wisdom

Learn how CERES approaches learning through HEAD, HEART and HANDS, and how traditional wisdom and nature connection can engage learners of all ages.

This 1-day workshop will run on the following date in 2022:
Friday 26 August

$120 | 1 day

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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, hands-on and design activities you will explore waste, plastic pollution, organic recycling and the life cycle of stuff. Learn how CERES teaches about waste, explore other waste programs, resources and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.

Topics covered on the day:

Part A – Connecting, Sharing Knowledge and Building Skills

  • CERES School of Nature and Climate approach to learning
  • HEAD – Sharing Knowledge
  • HEART – Connecting to the learner’s passion, drive, and values
  • HAND – Linking learning to impactful actions and skills
  • Our learning innovation strategy
  • Designing with intent and for impact
  • Strategic Narratives and Evaluating for success

Part B – Learning from Traditional Knowledge

  • How we teach Indigenous Perspectives at CERES – Experience a session together
  • Respecting and Acknowledging Country
  • Getting permission and how to use indigenous content
  • Nature Connection and Indigenous Values

Lorna Pettifer – Learning Innovation Director (CERES School of Nature and Climate)

Lorna Pettifer has been working in environmental education and presenting to community groups on sustainability for many years. At CERES Lorna passionately directs CERES School of Nature and Climate. She is dedicated deepening our response to the ecological and climate crisis through CERES learning experiences. Her background in sustainability stems from ecology and zoology and has broadened to community engagement, environmental management, behaviour change and farm and food programs. Lorna has worked with community groups, schools, organisations, households and individuals. As an environmental advocate she has worked in National Parks, Environmental Consultancies, Universities, NGOs and Wildlife reserves as a conservationist, educator, tour guide, bush regenerator, GIS Consultant, environmental modeler and researcher. Lorna proudly received the Environmental Educator of the Year for Victoria in 2018 and the Australian Environmental Educator of the Year in 2019.

Subki Baso – Cultural Education Coordinator and Educator

Subik graduated from Bachelor of Agriculture where he learned about the application of Green Revolution methods on farming practices in Indonesia. Soon after graduation, Subik was asked to be involved in a Composting Project funded by the Canadian Government. It was a program that looked into a potential natural fertilizer in the farming industry as well as the production and the trial of the product in several areas in Makassar South Sulawesi. This involvement lead Subik to a very different path from what he learned in University. Subik then worked for a research company Operation Wallacea (Opwall) based in the UK before moving to Australia. Living in Australia enhanced Subik’s passion for the environment by working in a native nursery, as well as helping several friends to re-vegetate a depleted property into a beautiful native garden. Working at CERES gives Subik a great chance to learn in the broader context of the environment and social justice whilst continuing his passion… gardening.

What you will learn

  • How to share knowledge, skills, and actions
  • How to connect to learner’s hearts and create change
  • How to respectively use Indigenous Wisdom in program development
  • How CERES approaches teaching Indigenous Perspectives

What you will get

  • Access to online resources and program strategy ideas
  • Inspiration to teach others
  • Confidence in how to engage audiences

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • A desire to participate in activities and contribute to discussions!

What to wear

Dress for the weather, sturdy shoes for exploring the outdoors

Appropriate for

This course is for beginner to advanced levels of knowledge in education, environmental studies, and change-making. All with interest should apply

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.