Resources: Climate Change in the Classroom

The EcoCentre’s August 2019 free Teachers’ Environment Network (TEN) workshop explored the topic of Climate Change in the Classroom.

A full house of local educators shared ideas and experiences of discussing climate change with their students through facts and storytelling. We’ve compiled a full round-up of all links, resources, and slides discussed in the TEN workshop. 

What is climate change?

How is our climate doing? Key trends

At home: reducing our footprint

Climate Solutions

Climate Stories

Community Action Links

Climate Change and Wellbeing

Climate Change and Philosophy

Modules and Lesson Plan

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Climate Epiphanies: How to transform a corporate heart
By Keith Badger If you told me ten years ago that I’d be a climate activist, I would have laughed. At that point, I had spent the majority of my life working in the corporate sector, finding ways I can best provide for my family. It wasn’t until I had a climate epiphany that my life’s […]
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Kids become teachers at Victoria’s longest-running School Sustainability Festival
The Port Phillip EcoCentre has teamed up with Bayside City Council, City of Port Phillip, Victorian Government and Kids Teaching Kids for the 14th annual School Sustainability Festival, held in St Kilda Town Hall on Thursday 5th September, 2019. The day’s theme ‘Bay Leadership’ showcased how daily actions from waste management to garden design can directly link to and improve […]
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How St Joseph’s Primary School saved $20,000 when installing a raingarden
St Joseph’s students joined hands-on catchment care to raise $20,000 through Living Water Workbees, allowing them to install rainwater tanks and a raingarden of indigenous plants, funded through the Victorian Government’s Port Phillip Bay Fund. 85% of the water used in St Joseph’s Primary School (Elsternwick) is now supplied from their tanks; and during heavy rain, stormwater […]
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NatureSpot Species List (Spring 2020)
NatureSpot Spring 2020 survey results are in! 279 spots, 173 fauna, 120 flora and 6 fungi submitted by citizen scientists over five weeks — thank you for contributing to catalogue urban biodiversity! We’ve put together a snapshot of this data. A full species analysis is currently underway, but in the meantime we’ve chosen some of our favourite […]
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The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.