Sustainability Basics, Interests, Concerns and Planning your Year

  • Posted on: 30 January 2020
  • By: KateArmour
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2019 was a year when many people woke up to the reality of climate change and the need to act. While governments work through their slower political processes, School Strikes, Extinction Rebellion, Ende Gelaende (Game Over), and Greta Thunburg are examples of people standing up and doing something now. This course offers you the chance to take action for a sustainable future while gaining ncea credits (if this is your goal.)

In this first block, we'll:
1) find out where your passions lie - which issues are you most interested in/concerned about;
2)cover the basic concepts and definitions needed to understand how to work towards a sustainable future; and
3) look at the Education for Sustainability (EfS) learning area and achievement standards and work out a plan together for the rest of the year. The plan may not look the same for everyone.

Contact Kate and/or click here for more information and a possible course outline:

This is a short block so we can make a start on the biophysical environment assessments.

This course links well to Matt P's 6-8 Science class and Craig's 7/8 geography class.

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