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Towards Zero Waste – Excursion

F-2: How does waste contribute to pollution? What does ‘Zero Waste’ mean? How do the 6R’s help us take care of the planet and people?

Y3-10: How does waste contribute to climate change? How can we turn waste into a valuable resource? How does moving toward zero waste benefit the well-being of the planet and people?

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Join our expert educators on a journey towards zero waste where students will explore the impacts of waste, discover solutions to reduce waste and demonstrate ways to turn waste into a valuable resource. Our educators will guide students through problem solving and action planning to create change within their school community and explore solutions to move towards zero waste at school or home.

Through a variety of hands on activities your students will:

Years F-2

  • Find out how human activity contributes to waste pollution
  • Explore the 6R’s and you can engage with them day to day
  • Discover and engage with a range of exciting and creative waste solutions
  • Explore CERES’ waste recovery systems that are inspired by nature’s cycles

Years 3-10

  • Find out how human activity contributes to waste pollution
  • Explore the concepts of ‘Take, Make, Dispose’ (linear economy) and circular economies
  • Discover and engage with a range of exciting and creative waste solutions
  • Explore CERES’ waste recovery systems that are inspired by nature’s cycles

You’ll receive a school teacher guide, including instructions for optional activities to do before and after your excursion at CERES to get your students thinking, discussing and actively contributing to a world that is environmentally sustainable for all living creatures.

Years F-10

  • Understand waste as a problem that contributes to pollution/climate change
  • Understand that waste is a valuable resource
  • Explore ‘Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Repurpose, Recycle’/ ‘Take, Make, Dispose’ as ways to move towards zero waste and resource recovery
  • Understand moving towards zero waste benefits the well-being of the planet and people

This program links to curriculum areas of:
Science, Geography, Design & Technologies, Civics & Citizenship

Availability
Monday -Friday during term time
For weekend and school holiday bookings please contact

Full Day: 10am – 2pm ( 3 activities)
Welcome and introductions –20 mins
Session with CERES educator – 60 mins
Break – 20 mins
Session with CERES educator – 50 mins
Break – 30 mins
Session with CERES educator – 60 mins
Explore CERES – Make sure you leave some time to explore the many spaces of our beautiful park, including our new Terra Wonder PlaySpace.

Half day: 10am – 12.30pm (2 activities)
Welcome and introductions – 20 mins
Session with CERES educator – 60 mins
Break – 15 mins
Session with CERES educator – 60 mins

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

Foundation to Year 4 Teaching Guide
Years 5 to 6 Teaching Guide
Years 7 to 10 Teaching Guide
Years 11 to 12 Teaching Guide

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

Year Level
Years F-10

Cost
Full day:
$500 / group of students (max 25)
$20 per additional student
(5 extra students allowed per group)
(10 am – 2 pm)

OR

Half day:
$375 / group of students (max 25)
$15 per additional student
(5 extra students allowed per group)
(10 am – 12:30 pm)

+ booking fee

Ratio
F – Y2 | 1 adult : 5 students
Y3 – 6 | 1 adult : 10 students

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