Climate Reality Project and CERES

The Climate Reality Project has just completed a highly successful Climate Educators’ Skillshare.Climate Reality Project photo (group)

The Climate Reality Project Australia (formerly The Climate Project), the Australian branch of Al Gore’s climate change leadership program, is a non-profit organisation founded in November 2006. TCRP’s mission is to educate the public about the harmful effects of climate change and to work toward solutions at a grassroots level worldwide.

Over two weeks, 23 primary and secondary school teachers from India and Indonesia travelled throughout Melbourne and its surrounds to build leadership skills to communicate climate change science and solutions to their students and communities back at home.

They visited several schools and other education centered organisations and compared notes about their experiences and the challenges they face to include climate change education in their local curriculum. All participants contributed knowledge and resources from their own cultures, working together to create teaching resources which can be used across the Asia-Pacific region.

CERES was honoured to host two days of workshops, tours and education experiences plus a cook-off in our Cathy Nixon Community Kitchen. CERES Education Outreach Group linked the Climate Educators with school visits in the Southern MetropolitanClimate Reality Project photo (cooking) Region.

Kirsty Costa from CERES enjoyed hosting two educators, Aditya and Dian, on a day of travelling to schools to deliver the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic program. Kirsty shared her knowledge of environmental education and creating a ‘whole school approach to sustainability’ plus learnt a lot about programs happening in India and Indonesia. Highlights of the day included a visit to Tooradin Primary School and a biodiversity audit at Alkira Secondary College.

Click on the links below to read the stories of some of our visitors:

Dian Anggraini – assistant to the Manager of The Climate Reality Project Indonesia
Sonia Kapoor – head of Environment Programs at her secondary school in New Delhi
Susan Thomas – manager of environmental programs at her school and its partner branches across North India

Watch this short video about the project and our international guests. Very informative and inspiring!

CERES looks forward to further partnerships with the Climate Reality Project and its educators.

The Skillshare was part of an Australia Awards Fellowship funded by the Australian Government.

By CERES Education – Outreach Team|2017-11-06T17:59:38+10:00July 11th, 2013|0 Comments