VIRTUAL EXCURSION PROGRAMS

Experience the magic of CERES virtually in the comfort of your own school/home!

We’re bringing CERES to you with live educator-delivered student webinars, plus access to hands-on activities, videos, resources and games to help your students with their learning. Our Virtual Excursion programs, come with a student webinar and school teacher guide, instructions for activities to do before and after your webinar.

There’s loads of topics you can choose from including energy and climate change, biodiversity, waste, urban farming, plus more.

The online program designed by CERES was excellent for the students as it was both interesting and engaging. The instructor delivered the teaching and learning activities professionally and they perfectly supported our current unit of work being studied in class. Our boys loved the interactive nature of the sessions and they promoted much discussion afterwards as well. We would highly recommend CERES and we look forward to taking part in future online opportunities!

Year 3 Teachers, Knox Grammar Preparatory School, Sydney

CARING FOR CLIMATE AND CHANGE

Suitable for: Years 3 – 10
Curriculum:
Science, Geography and Sustainability.

Hosted by expert educators, students will discover how electricity is generated, understand the impacts and solutions to climate change and the important role renewable energy plays.

During this interactive virtual learning session your students will:

  • find out how human activity is impacting the earth’s atmosphere
  • discover a range of innovative solutions to climate change
  • learn about the different types of fossil fuels

Build your students capacity to be informed, responsible and active citizens who can contribute to the development of a world that is environmentally and economically sustainable, and socially just.

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EXPLORING ECOSYSTEMS

Suitable for: Years F – 10
Curriculum: Science, Geography and Sustainability.

Hosted by expert educators, students will develop their understanding of living and non-living things, the impacts of human activities on an ecosystem and solutions to increase biodiversity at school or home.

During this virtual learning session your students will:

Years F – 2

  • learn about Australian animal features, habitats and life cycles
  • explore what an animal needs in its environment to survive
  • consider how humans can care for animals and their habitat
  • explore connections between Indigenous Australians and the Australian landscape

Years 3 – 10

  • learn about and identify elements of a healthy habitat for a variety of organisms
  • explore scientific methods to measure and analyse their observation
  • consider how humans can care for local habitats and organisms
  • explore connections between Indigenous Australians and the native Australian landscape
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FARMING FOR OUR FUTURE

Suitable for: Years 3 – 10
Curriculum:
Science, Geography and Sustainability.

Hosted by expert educators, your students will become urban farmers, discovering where our food comes from and how it gets to our table. Students will take an in-depth look at our food systems and how it impacts our environment. Come explore ancient, current and future farming practices with us, including what makes healthy soil.

During this interactive virtual learning session your students will:

  • understand ways to grow food sustainably
  • learn how we, as a community can feed a growing population whilst keeping carbon emission down
  • discover what role city dwellers play in supporting farmers
  • explore the impacts of current agricultural practices
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TOWARDS ZERO WASTE

Suitable for: Years F – 10
Curriculum:
Science, Geography and Sustainability.

Hosted by expert educators, students will investigate the use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably.

During this virtual learning session 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
  • explore CERES’ waste recovery systems that are inspired by natures cycles
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WATER CYCLES AND SOLUTIONS

Suitable for: Years 3 – 10
Curriculum:
Science, Geography, Design and Technologies, Critical and Creative Thinking and Personal and Social Capabilities.

Hosted by expert educators, your students will deepen their understanding of the importance of water in our lives and the systems in place for it to flow through our taps, rivers and oceans. Students will take an in-depth dive into the water cycle and its human connection, investigate the issues that face water conservation, and explore potential solutions.

During this virtual learning session your students will:

  • understand the value and state of freshwater resources in the world
  • identify the differences and issues behind natural & urban water cycles
  • learn about sustainable urban water solutions like Water Sensitive Urban Design and water recycling
  • investigate surface and groundwater problems and potential solutions
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SHADOW PUPPETS

Suitable for: Years 3 – 10
Curriculum:
Geography, Languages – Indonesian, The Arts – Drama and Personal and Social Capabilities.

Hosted by expert educators, your kids will be immersed in the ancient Indonesian artform of shadow puppetry. Whilst weaving Indonesian music and language throughout the entire session, the program will lead students through all elements of wayang kulit performances, introducing them to some popular common wayang characters along the way and exploring how the artform has changed over time. Knowing that play is sometimes the best way to learn, we set your students up to learn how to make and move the shadow puppets and then offer a suite of post-session resources for your class to create a performance unique to themselves.

During this virtual learning session your students will:

  • learn the different elements that make up wayang kulit performance
  • be shown demonstrations on how to move the puppets
  • gain access to post-webinar resources supporting students to create a story, its characters and the stage
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INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE

Suitable for: Years 1 – 10
Curriculum:
Geography, The Arts – Drama and Personal and Social Capabilities.

Taught by CERES educator Sukhada Mujumdar, who grew up in the heart of Bollywood and is a well-known Indian dancer and singer. Your student’s sense of wonder, curiosity and respect for places, people and cultures throughout South East Asia will develop in this energetic and fun online music and dance session.

Join our expert educators on a journey overseas to learn about Indian culture and tradition, where students will foster an appreciation for the contribution of culture to our communities.

During this virtual learning session your students will:

  • dance a Bollywood routine
  • learn about Indian culture and traditions
  • foster a greater understanding of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people and how they contribute to our community
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STUDENT Q&A SESSIONS

Suitable for: Years 3 – 10

Get your students to ask our expert educators their tricky questions that align with the chosen topic, plus participate in a fun curriculum-aligned Kahoot activity. Please email your questions one week before your scheduled live Q&A session.
Cost: $55 per class

(Our maximum group size is 30 students. Each ticket is for one class per registered school. If you have more than 30 students you will need to book a number of tickets. We aim to maximise student engagement and the opportunity for questions.)

Duration: 30 minutes

Session times:
Monday to Thursday
1:45pm – 2:45pm

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Student webinars are available during Term 4 2020.

Session times available:

CARING FOR CLIMATE AND CHANGE
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
11:00am – 12:00pm | 1:45pm – 2:45pm

EXPLORING ECOSYSTEMS
Week starting Oct 5: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Week starting Oct 19: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
9:30am – 10:30am | 12:30pm – 1:30pm

FARMING FOR OUR FUTURE
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
9:30am – 10:30am |  12:30pm – 1:30pm

TOWARDS ZERO WASTE
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
11:00am – 12:00pm | 1:45pm – 2:45pm

WATER CYCLES AND SOLUTIONS
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
9:30am – 10:30am | 12:30pm – 1:30pm | 1:45pm – 2:45pm

SHADOW PUPPETS
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
11:00am – 12:00pm | 1:45pm – 2:45pm

INDIAN MUSIC AND DANCE
Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:30am – 10:30am | 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Each webinar is limited to one class, per date, per session – so book in early to secure your preferred time slot.

Online via Zoom

Student webinar + instructions for activities to do before and after your webinar

$165 / class
Up to 30 students

Payments made online using a credit card will accrue a booking fee for each session ticket purchased.
Alternatively, you can request an invoice. A flat booking fee of $3.63 will apply, regardless of the number of tickets purchased.

CERES ResourceSmart Schools are entitled to a 10% discount. Please contact your RSS facilitator for discount code.

Years 3 – 10

Click on the ‘Register’ button for your chosen virtual excursion.

  • Registered participants will be sent a unique URL a week prior to the session, plus a school teacher guide which includes instructions for optional activities to do before and after your webinar
  • The session opens 10 minutes before the scheduled start
  • Tablet or mobile device – download the free Zoom app
  • PC, laptop or smartboard – allow the Zoom extension file download request
  • We use Zoom Video Conferencing to deliver virtual learning sessions
  • Q & A will be left open for students to communicate with CERES educators during the webinar
  • For in-school student webinars, we recommend one smartboard and a minimum of 1 device per 3 students
  • Teachers, parents or guardians need to register on behalf of students and will receive an email with a unique URL prior to the session, which needs to be provided to students

Enquiries:

Contact the Education Bookings Team
education@ceres.org.au