5.0

2

Environmental Education Course


Next Available: 20 Mar 10:00AM
6.0 hours

Description

This short course has been designed for people interested in creating change for sustainability through education and communication. CERES has been in the business of educating students and the community in sustainability for over 30 years. Our experienced educators will take you through experiential approaches to environmental education and effective ways to change behaviours and take action for sustainability. The learner will gain theoretical knowledge and practical techniques to create immersive learning experiences. The course will cover resource use, environmental management, behaviour change and community engagement. Be inspired by our existing programs and demonstration landscape. CERES educators and industry mentors will share their experiences educating and communicating to students, teachers, organisations and community members how to reduce their impact on the earth.

This eight week course explores different approaches to environmental education: 

Session 1 - Introduction to Education for Sustainability

Session 2 - Biodiversity & Sustainable Food Systems

Session 3 - Energy Use, Climate Change and Renewable Energy

Session 4  - Waste, Organic Recycling and Life Cycle Analysis

Session 5 - Water Use, Quality and Sensitive Urban Design

Session 6 - People, Behaviour Change and Community Engagement

Session 7 - Meet your Mentor Day

Session 8 - Graduation and Presentation Day

Each session has been crafted to involve the learner in the topic. Participants will have the opportunity to workshop and practice what they have learnt.

Sessions 2 – 6 have been designed for special interest, individual PD days for teachers who can’t commit to the full short course. 

This is an ACFE Approved Pre-accredited Course where the cost is subsidised for eligible participants. ACFE Information and Eligibility.

ACFE Eligible participants are deemed eligible through an interview process with our career pathways officer. The costs for these participants are $88 - ACFE Information and Eligibility.

Contact Karen Mengell on 9389 0127 or karen.mengell@ceres.org.au for more information and to book an interview. 

+ More
Class Schedule

This course runs each Tuesday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM for eight weeks

What you will learn
  • Background in Education for Sustainability and engaged with mentors and industry
  • Immersion in topics of Biodiversity, Energy, Waste, Water, Behaviour Change and Community Engagement
  • How to create your own activities and you will present your own project at Graduation
What you will get
  • Experience in creating your own environmental education activities
  • Connection with mentors and people in the sector
  • A network of like minded students

What to bring
  • Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots
  • Appropriate weather gear eg sunhat
  • Pen and paper
  • Lunch
  • Enthusiasm to learn and get your hands dirty’
What to wear

Casual (Warning: This might get messy)

Appropriate for

People interested in creating change for sustainability through education and communication.


Logo

CERES Education

Vendor sincce 2016

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.

We are a not-for-loss community business. We run extensive environmental education programs, urban agriculture projects, green technology demonstrations and a number of social enterprises including a market, grocery, café, community kitchen, organic online supermarket and a permaculture and bushfood nursery.

CERES (pronounced ‘series’) is a place where people come together to share ideas about living well together, and directly participate in meeting their social and material needs in a sustainable way. Through social enterprises, education and training, employment and community engagement, CERES provides the means by which people can build awareness of current local and global issues, and join in the movement for economic, social and environmental sustainability.

For thousands of years the Wurundjeri people lived on the land where CERES now stands. The Merri Creek was a focus of their lifestyle, a place to swim and play and a vital source of food. Following the European invasion, the Victorian gold rush and the growth of Melbourne city, the site was quarried for bluestone then turned into a landfill site… As industry moved in the water became polluted and the trees and wildlife disappeared.

+ More
2 Reviews
5.0
5 stars
2
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Shannon

20 May 2017 • Environmental Education Course

My biggest takeaways from the course were about waste, healthy waterways, and behavioural change. Fellow students in the course added so much value including (but not limited to) climate change and art, and outdoor education. The resources are thorough and outstanding, the knowledge of the main facilitator and other guests/mentors throughout is exceptional. Excellent networking opportunities. Exceeded expectations on every level.

Geraldine

20 May 2017 • Environmental Education Course

A terrific, well rounded, informative and interesting course. I would recommend this course without hesitation.