Water Use, Quality and Sensitive Urban Design

Educators, learn how CERES teaches about water as a resource and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.

Workshop details

This one-day workshop is part of our Environmental Education – Inspire Change series.

The workshop will run on the following date in 2023:

Fri 21st Jul
10am – 4pm

Concession available

Through a mix of theory, demonstrations, hands-on and design activities teachers and educators attending the workshop will explore water use, conservation, quality, global equity and sensitive urban design.

Learn how CERES teaches about water, explore other water programs, resources and have the opportunity to design your own environmental education activity.

Topics covered on the day:

  • Water use in the home
  • Protecting our catchments
  • Water sensitive urban design
  • Water trail at CERES
  • Water quality testing at the Merri Creek
  • Australia, climate and drought
  • Global equity future water solutions

Darren Tinker has a passion for plants and the way people interact with the natural environment. Coming from a horticulture and geography background, he discovered his passion for education and engaging people through environmental education while working as an educator at La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary and also in his time as an environmental programs assistant at an independent college.

Darren enjoys volunteering with humanitarian and environmental organisations, participates in community projects and has a keen interest in permaculture. Outside of CERES he also works as a gardener with the Diggers Club.

What will I learn?

  • Water conversation and quality
  • Urban impacts and design
  • Climate and drought

What will I take away?

  • Access to online resources and water activities
  • Inspiration to teach others
  • Confidence in how to create your own activities

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and writing materials

What to wear

  • Dress for the weather, sturdy shoes for exploring the outdoors

Is this workshop appropriate for me?

  • Suits beginners through to those with advanced levels of understanding in education and environmental studies

Anything else I should know?

  • This workshop is part of the CERES Environmental Education Course. It is designed for participants to enrol in one-day workshops (professional learning days) or the full eight-week course. It allows us to cater for and share the content with people that are interested in specific topics.

Terms and Conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.

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