Environmental Education Course 2018-08-14T15:58:13+00:00

Environmental Education Course

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 through 5 key areas of sustainability:

  • Water Use and Quality
  • Energy Use, Climate Change and Renewables
  • Waste Reduction and Organic Recycling
  • Biodiversity and Sustainable Food Systems
  • People, Behaviour Change and Community Engagement

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.

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Sessions 2 – 6 have been designed for special interest, individual PD days for teachers who can’t commit to the full short course. Cost is $120 per person, per session. Refer to the course outline for more information.

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“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.” Shannon, May 2017

“A terrific, well rounded, informative and interesting course. I would recommend this course without hesitation.” Geraldine, May 2017

This course has ACFE Subsidised places for eligible participants. ACFE Information and Eligibility

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Lorna Pettifer
Lorna Pettifer – Education and Training Manager
Lorna Pettifer has been working in environmental education and presenting to community groups on sustainability for more than 10 years. At CERES Lorna passionately manages and delivers 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 with community groups, schools and individuals. Her work has supported teachers, students, households and organisations in sustainability management and behavior change. As an environmental advocate she has worked in National Parks, Environmental Consultancies, Universities, NGOs and Wildlife reserves as a conservationist, educator, tour guide, bush regenerator, GIS Consultant, environmental modeller and researcher.
Shane French
Shane French Excursions Area Manager
Shane’s environmental journey started when his Mum sat him down at the age of about 11 and explained that the environment was in crisis. He wasn’t sure he understood at the time, but those lessons and insights sat with him somewhere until they were ready to bloom. Whilst doing his Environment Degree at RMIT in 1999, Shane worked part time for Greenpeace Australia, training local fundraisers and campaigners. During this time he also helped put together a travelling environment education children’s show called “The Trash Fairies” in which he had the honour of playing Punk Fairy. This experience helped plant the seed of the education bug he later contracted. After finishing up at Greenpeace, Shane pursued a teaching degree at Melbourne University, and on completion of this worked part time at both Melbourne Zoo and CERES as an environmental educator. In 2006, Shane focused solely on teaching at CERES which lead him to becoming the CERES Education Excursions Manager in 2012.Shane remains more committed than ever to the CERES mission: “Address the causes of climate change, Promote social well-being and connectedness, Build local and global equity, and Embrace and facilitate rapid change.” Most importantly, Shane is a passionate supporter of the Richmond Football club and the English cricket team. Both of which are fantastic character building pass-times.
Lauren Kaszubski
Lauren Kaszubski Excursions Waste Programs Coordinator & Outreach Educator
It all started in Year 9 when Lauren heard the first-hand story of a woman living in the tree top 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.

Course Dates:

Tuesday 20th March – Tuesday 8th May 2018, 10am – 4pm

8 sessions over 8 weeks

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Sessions 2 – 6 have been designed for special interest, individual PD days for teachers and other individuals who can’t commit to the full short course. Cost is $120 per person, per session.

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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.

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2018 Courses:

Tuesday 20th March – 8th May 2018

Monday 3rd September – 22nd October 2018

Course length:

8 sessions > 10am – 4:00pm

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Sessions 2 – 6 have been designed for special interest, individual PD days for teachers who can’t commit to the full short course. Cost is $120 per person, per session. Please book single sessions below:

Book PD days here

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

Location:
CERES Community Environment Park

Cost:
$800 Full | $650 Member/Concession |

ACFE Subsidy Eligible Participants: $88, ACFE Information and Eligibility

Payment info:
Payment in full is required upon enrolment to secure a place on the course. Please contact us on 9389 0100 should you not have access to a credit card as payment can be made by cash, eftpos or cheque via reception. Should you be keen to attend and warrant consideration for a payment plan, please contact Luisa below.

Class size:
limited to 20 students.

Give Luisa Cardamone a call
9389 0124
Send her an email
luisa@ceres.org.au