Picture: Storm over marshes. Credit: Mikaela Sub (Pixabay).

Time: 9.30am – 1pm, Friday 5 February 2021
Location: Online
Cost: Free

Do you teach a STEAM subject in an Australian secondary school? Are you keen to work together with climate scientists to develop teaching resources using information on the latest climate science? If so, this free online workshop, held in association with the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society on the morning of 5 February 2021, is for you.

Workshop aims

The half-day Climate Classrooms online workshop is collaboration between the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX), Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub (MCCCRH), University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney, and University of Melbourne. The workshop will bring climate scientists and teachers together to develop teaching resources using information on the latest climate science. The aim is to make novel climate research accessible to secondary school teachers and enable them to use it in their teaching of the Australian curriculum.

The workshop will deliver draft teaching resources that will be fully developed and reviewed by the CLEX-MCCCRH team and made available to teachers via the MCCCRH Climate Classrooms and CLEX websites and education platforms nationwide and worldwide, including the TROP ICSU  (“Trans-disciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding”) repository. The event will also help build enduring connections between climate scientists and teachers.

This workshop will be NESA accredited under the current NESA policy as it is running on February 5.

Who should attend?

Teachers with expertise in the Secondary Australian Curriculum of STEAM (Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) subjects are invited to submit an expression of interest. Expressions of interest will be reviewed by the workshop organisers, and the final list of participants will be decided based on the ability to form groups of participants (teachers and climate scientists) with matching expertise and interests and to cover a variety of school subjects.

Contact us

The workshop is being convened by:

  • Dr. Sanaa Hobeichi (Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Sydney / CLEX)
  • Dr. Ian Macadam (Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Sydney / CLEX)
  • Ms Tahnee Burgess (Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub)
  • Dr David C Holmes (Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub)
  • Dr. Angela Maharaj (Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Sydney / CLEX)
  • Dr. Robyn Schofield (University of Melbourne / CLEX)

If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Sanaa Hobeichi (s.hobeichi@unsw.edu.au).