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Online Incursion: Schools' Climate Action Leadership Program

Program Summary

Location: Online
Excursion Duration: 3-10 1h sessions
Year Level: Years 5-8
Group Size: 10-25

Cost: Depends on number of sessions
Availability: Term 2 2021
Program Themes: climate emergency, climate change, climate action, climate breakdown, active hope, Elsternwick Reserve


Program Overview

The program explores how youth can formulate leadership action within their communities and maintain an active hope strategy to sustain action on climate emergency into the future. 

Key Concepts & Questions

•    What is Active Hope as it is relevant for young people?
•    How do we use Active Hope to formulate a strategy for youth leadership?
•    What examples are there of action adults have taken to address local climate emergency issues
•    What are our first steps in taking action address an issue we have as a group identified?

Learning Outcomes

•    VCGGK135 - Interconnection of landuse and water to climate change.
•    VCSSU128 - LInks between climate change and biodiversity.
•    VCGGK145 - Identifying human induced environmental changes, such as water, pollution and biodiversity.
•    Geography F-10 - Types of natural vegetation and the significance of vegetation to the environment, the importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected; the use and management of natural resources and waste, and different views on how to do this sustainably

Program Outline

In this session we explore: 

•    Exploring Active Hope
•    Using Active Hope to identify a strategy for action, identifying our first steps.
•    Examining a climate emergency issue adults have taken action on - the Elsternwick Reserve - a response by the City of Bayside.
•    The importance of habitat in biodiversity corridors.
•    Our plans for action - taking those first steps and creating a plan for action.


This incursion is delivered online using Zoom. A teacher and class can join the session from the classroom or remotely from home. A meeting link and instructions will be sent out with the booking confirmation. Minimum group size is 10, maximum group size is 100.

Please email schools@ecocentre.com with subject "Online incursion enquiry", with:
1) Incursion Topic(s),
2) Three preferred dates and times
3) Number of classes for each topic (a class is up to 25 students)?
4) Year level of the students
5) Contact name, school/organisation and phone number

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