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Towards Zero Waste – Virtual 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 this interactive virtual excursion 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 natures 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 (resource economy)
  • Explore CERES’ waste recovery systems that are inspired by natures cycles

You’ll receive a school teacher guide, including instructions for optional activities to do before and after your virtual excursion, and a Kahoot! Quiz.

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 the term

How the virtual excursion will run:
  • We can use Zoom Video Conferencing to deliver the virtual learning sessions. If your school has a preferred platform just let us know in your booking form
  • The session will open 10 minutes before the scheduled start
  • Q & A will be left open for students to communicate with CERES educators during the webinar
What you’ll receive:
  • You will be sent a unique URL if we are using Zoom for your session
  • A school teacher guide, including instructions for optional activities to do before and after your webinar
What you need for the session:
  • Tablet or mobile device – download the free Zoom app
  • PC, laptop or smartboard – allow the Zoom extension file download request
  • For in-school student webinars, we recommend one smartboard and a minimum of 1 device per 3 students

Use the activities in the Teaching Guide below to spark students’ curiosity before the virtual session and add value to your experience with CERES. It’s also designed to deepen students’ learning back at school. A guide to what a Kahoot! quiz is also included.

Foundation to Year 2 Teaching Guide
Years 3 to 6 Teaching Guide
Years 7 to 10 Teaching Guide
Years 11 to 12 Teaching Guide * coming soon
What is a Kahoot quiz?

Watch the following video to understand what CERES is all about and to get you and your students excited about your virtual excursion with us!

Year Level
Years F-10

Cost
$200 for one session*
+ booking fee
(maximum group size is 30 students)

*discount applies for multiple bookings

Delivered
via Zoom or
preferred platform
(Google Meets, Webex etc.)

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