CATEGORY: Primary, Secondary, 5-6, 7-8, STEMLinc

Coastal Custodians

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

STEMLinc Video Conferencing: Support your students in their environmental citizenship journey by participating in this exciting new Museum of Australian Democracy program.   Build student skills in resilience and collaboration. Students are guided through some engaging hands-on coastal activities by the Museum’s experienced education team.  This program will help students to understand how they can play an active role in addressing local environmental issues. (Image: Museum of Australian Democracy)

Year Level: 5-8

Duration: 1 hour

STEM-in-a-box: No but a number of student handouts will be sent through in preparation for the day.

Background Information: 

Switch your students on to the prospect of having a democratic voice and participating in community volunteering in order to make a difference to our coastal enviroments.  Ecolinc’s partnerships with both Coastcare and the Museum of Australian Democracy are behind the design of this exciting new program.  What are the most important issues affecting our coast lines today?  What role can we play in making a difference? Empower your students through this program.

Prior Knowledge: 

No prior knowledge necessary.

Learning Intentions: 

In this program students will:

  • consider how they are able to contribute to important conversations around the environment
  • understand how to put their thoughts into appropriate actions as citizens
  • focus on one issue of coastal depredation and ways to lead or participate in real change

Activities:

In this video conference students will:

  • nominate their key questions around coastal environmental issues
  • explore the meaning behind a sustainability animation
  • develop a persuasive cartoon around coastal leadership
  • explore the contents of a ‘beach box’ and consider the impact of various types of rubbish
  • learn about young change-makers and understand the impact one students can have

Victorian Curriculum: 

Science – Science as human endeavour

  • Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)
  • Scientific knowledge and understanding of the world changes as new evidence becomes available; science knowledge can develop through collaboration and connecting ideas across the disciplines and practice of science (VCSSU089)

Science – Communicating

  • Communicate ideas and processes using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and to identify simple cause-and-effect relationships (VCSIS088)
  • Scientific knowledge and understanding of the world changes as new evidence becomes available; science knowledge can develop through collaboration and connecting ideas across the disciplines and practice of science (VCSSU089)
  • Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to a range of contemporary issues; these solutions may impact on other areas of society and involve ethical considerations (VCSSU090)

Personal and Social Capabilities – Self awareness and management

  • Reflect on how personal strengths have assisted in achieving success at home, at school or in the community (VCPSCSE026)
  • Discuss the range of strategies that could be used to cope with difficult tasks or changing situations (VCPSCSE036)

Personal and Social Capabilities – Collaboration

  • Identify the characteristics of an effective team and develop descriptions for particular roles including leadership, and describe both their own and their team’s performance when undertaking various roles (VCPSCSO032)
  • Identify ways to be proactive in initiating strategies to prevent and/or accomplish positive resolutions to conflict (VCPSCSO042)

IMPORTANT:  Cancellation Policy

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    Date and TimeTicket availableBooking link
    Tue 19/03/2024
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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