Experience in education and a commitment to empowering the next generation
CERES has been delivering sustainability education to children and adults for almost four decades. We have been teaching school students and the wider community about climate change and environmental challenges before many people understood the science or even believed they could be impacted by these issues in their lifetimes.
It is our role to help give learners the knowledge and skills to make changes to their lives, communities and the systems that govern us. This is especially the case in regards to young people, who within the climate justice movement, have been leading on climate action. We do this through connecting to peoples’ hearts, sharing knowledge to empower their heads, and teaching applied skills they can implement with their hands.
Our Audiences and Learning Teams
To help us achieve our goals we have set up our school to cater to four broad audiences, and have expert learning teams in place to facilitate your learning, no matter what stage of the learning journey you are on.
1. Early Childhood (2-5yo children) and parents
Children aged 2-5 and their parents benefit from opportunities to play in nature, be curious and explore. are at the heart of this program. Highly qualified and experienced members of our Teacher Programs team deliver our rich, engaging early childhood learning programs.
2. Primary and secondary school students
Primary and secondary school students can undertake programs through excursions to CERES Community Environment Park in Brunswick East, via incursions to schools, and through online learning. This audience is catered to by our School Programs team.
3. Teachers and educators
Teachers and educators, can engage with CERES on whole-school sustainability programs, including the ResourceSmart Schools program, and professional learning for teachers /educators working in schools and in early learning centres. Learning for this audience is is supported by our Teacher Programs team.
4. Adult (all-ages) learners
Learners aged 16 and over can undertake a huge range of workshops, courses, retreats and accredited training that support young people and adults to develop skills that will enrich their lives, and may also provide opportunities to enhance employability, change careers and/or simply learn for the pleasure of learning. Our experienced Adult Learning Programs team supports this audience.