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 how to use values-based communication, getting others on board and approaches to behaviour change. Learn about CERES behaviour change model, learn from a suite of resources and have the opportunity to design your own model for change.
Topics covered on the day:
- People, mindsets and values
- Creating a movement
- What makes people change?
- Creating your model for change
- Messages, Framing and Storytelling
- Creating your narrative for change
With open minds, connected hearts and busy hands we can educate, inspire and engage people in making change happen.
Lorna Pettifer - Group Manager Education and Training
Lorna has been working in environmental education and presenting to community groups on sustainability for over 13 years. She currently manages education programs at CERES and passionately focuses on adult education and training programs. Her background in sustainability stems from ecology and zoology and has broadened to community engagement, environmental management, behaviour change and farm and food programs. Lorna has worked as a ResourceSmart Facilitator in schools supporting teachers, students and school systems in sustainability management and whole school behaviour change. She has worked with schools, organisations and communities to help integrate environmental and ethical options into their systems, lives and behaviours. Lorna also has experience as a researcher, bush regenerator, environmental consultant for subject design, GIS consultant and environmental modeller.
- What make people change
- Getting others on board change projects
- How to create your own model for change and tell better stories
- Access to online resources and 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.