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Water Use, Quality and Sensitive Urban Design
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 water use, conservation, quality, global equity and sensitive urban design. Learn how CERES teaches about water, explore other water programs, resources and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.
Topics covered on the day:
- Water Use in the home
- Protecting our Catchments
- Water Sensitive Urban Design
- Water trail at CERES
- Water quality Testing at the Merri Creek
- Australia, Climate and Drought
- Global Equity Future Water Solutions
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 become 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.
- Water conversation and quality
- Urban impacts and design
- Climate and drought
- Access to online resources and water 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