On Thursday 10 November, Jonah Kaiser, Zane Al-Salih, Deep Shah, Marcus Henriques-Thakur, Patrick Sirianni and Odin Heferen assisted four teachers in designing a unit of work. The College was approached by the University of Wollongong to be involved in the creation of learning activities focusing on ecological sustainability and the science of climate change. This exciting collaborative project is still in the early stages of development, however the intention is for the finished resources to be shared with schools across NSW to be integrated into the Stage 5 Geography Syllabus.
Mr Sunderland, Mrs Schodde, Mrs Haines and Mr Tyler all commented on the maturity demonstrated by the students involved. The students all had some excellent creative ideas about how to teach the science behind climate change, the local and national impacts and proposed valid and effective strategies to mitigate the impact of this global threat.
Thanks must be extended to the University and the Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), in particular Dr Shirley Agostino, Dr Peter Andersen and Dr Tim Cohen for their invitation and welcome to the community at ERC. The students and teachers were fortunate to learn from the expertise of these academics as well as getting a taste of what it is like to study at UOW.
Head of Social Science