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, hands-on and design activities you will explore waste, plastic pollution, organic recycling and the life cycle of stuff. Learn how CERES teaches about waste, explore other waste programs, resources and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.
Topics covered on the day:
- How to reduce your waste, 4Rs
- E-waste & Life Cycle Analysis
- Organic recycling & food waste
- Simple actions big impacts
- Litter and plastics
- Waste campaigns and actions
- How to teach about waste
- Create your own waste education activity
Lauren Kaszubski Excursions Waste Programs Coordinato
It all started in Year 9 when Lauren heard the first-hand story of a woman living in the treetop of a Californian Redwood for 464 days in protest against the logging of local Redwood forests. It was the story that would inspire Lauren to start the first ever Environmental Awareness Group at her high school and go on to study Environmental Science & Management at the University of Newcastle. During her time of study Lauren started working casually in outdoor education programs and this soon ignited her passion to work with children and the environment at the same time. Now-a-days Lauren is all about worm poo, recycling & waste management, and local food systems. Lauren started volunteering at CERES in 2013 and soon after became one of the CERES Excursions casual teachers. As of late 2013 Lauren has been the Excursions Waste Programs Co-ordinator. With her passion and knowledge combined Lauren works towards providing students with creative hands-on learning experiences that they can carry with them throughout their day-to-day lives.
- How to reduce your waste
- E-waste and Life Cycle Analysis
- Organic recycling and food waste
- Access to online resources and waste activities
- Inspiration to teach others
- Confidence in how to create your own activities
- Pen and paper
- A desire to participate in activities and contribute to discussions!
Dress for the weather, sturdy shoes for exploring the outdoors
Beginners to advanced levels in education and environmental studies will gain from the class
Vendor since 2013
CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.
It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.
Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.
CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.
CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.
Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.