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Water Use, Quality and Sensitive Urban Design

Learn how CERES teaches about water as a resource and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity

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

Friday 30 September

$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 and design activities you will explore water use, conservation, quality, global equity and sensitive urban design. Learn how CERES teaches about water, explore other water programs, resources and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.

Topics covered on the day:

  • Water Use in the home
  • Protecting our Catchments
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design
  • Water trail at CERES
  • Water quality Testing at the Merri Creek
  • Australia, Climate and Drought
  • Global Equity Future Water Solutions

Darren Tinker is the CERES Excursions Biodiversity Programs Coordinator. He has a passion for plants and the way people interact with the natural environment. Coming from a horticulture and geography background, he discovered his passion for education and engaging people through environmental education while working as an educator at La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary and also in his time as an Environmental Programs Assistant at a private college. Darren enjoys volunteering with humanitarian and environmental organisations, participates in community projects and has a keen interest in Permaculture. Outside of CERES he also works as a gardener with the Diggers Club.

What you will learn

  • Water conversation and quality
  • Urban impacts and design
  • Climate and drought

What you will get

  • Access to online resources and water 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!

What to wear

Dress for the weather, sturdy shoes for exploring the outdoors

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.