This year the Youth Eco Summit (YES) for Primary Schools will be going virtual! We are taking this opportunity to try something new and exciting, and bringing YES straight in to your classrooms with YES LIVE!
Your students will be able to participate in interactive virtual workshops and shows, just like the regular onsite YES event you know and love! We will have a range of top program providers bringing you a variety of interactive and curriculum linked workshops and shows – there is something here for everybody!
For more information, or to register to be notified when bookings open, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
$180 per class (30 students or less per class)
This workshop will showcase our amazing kitchen garden, permaculture food forest and waste management systems. Students will discover innovative ideas for growing food and dealing with waste through a virtual tour and supporting activities to complete at school.
This workshop introduces students to the concept of a sustainable school and what it looks like in practice. Students will learn about the different features of a sustainable school and why it is important to manage our school, communities and world sustainably. Students will follow up the workshop by designing a plan for their school that will help to make it a more sustainable place.
From the one-of-a-kind immersive Habitat Classrooms within the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning, your students will engage in a digital animal workshop meeting fascinating animals via video link. Learn about roles of wildlife in the environment and their unique features that help them survive.
The kNOw Waste Warriors is a fun, educational, and engaging online workshop that teaches students about waste, recycling, and sustainable ways of living. These live workshops include interactive activities, quizzes, polls, and Q&A's. Students will learn about waste and recycling, how they can contribute to a Circular Economy, and ways to make their homes and schools more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
The Murama Healing Space at Sydney Olympic Park is a place to share and celebrate Aboriginal understandings of the area. The BirdLife Discovery Centre and Murama are neighbours - we are going to introduce you to the waterbirds on the mural outside the Murama Centre. How are they adapted for their lives around the Parramatta River and the Sydney Olympic Park wetlands? How can we help protect them? We shall look at beaks and feet, their wings and flight, what they eat, their nests and young. We shall look at our local White-bellied Sea-Eagles on their nest hidden nearby, with our live EagleCAM. We shall encourage the children to record what they see and discover when they visit the Parklands or in their local area.
This workshop will empower students to learn about the importance of nature’s pollinators, who studies these important beasties and learn how they can encourage them in their neighbourhood.
This workshop will look at how transport is changing from combustion engines running on fossil fuels (petrol, diesel, etc) to electric vehicles that produce no polluting emissions or green house gases. The workshop will feature a look around an electric car to see how it differs from petrol engines and also a demonstration of how to charge an electric car using a fast charger.
Students will be able to ask questions during the session. Following the session, students will be provided with links to additional resources to enable them to create and share a poster across their school community that communicates the value and importance of adopting this new clean transport technology.
At OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, we believe
education is important to empower students to be change makers in their communities. OzHarvest FEAST stands for Food Education and Sustainability Training. This workshop will cover:
Go behind the scenes to see what it’s like to be caretakers on a site with over 150 years of history. We’ll talk to you about the link between sustainability and heritage and take you through some of our recent projects, with demonstrations of how we take care of some of our most precious assets.
This workshop will cover:
Water is strange and amazing. Yet, we hardly think about it. Come explore with Sydney Water. Let's stop, think and wonder about what water does, how we use it and why it's so valuable to us every day. We'll explore the features of water with experiments and discover how you have the power to manage our water for the future! 'There's lots to learn about water.'
Art can be made sustainably and it can share strong environmental messages to audiences! Reuse and repurpose the many materials around you to make artworks and at the same time educate or entertain your audience through your art. Students will be introduced to the sustainable art making practices of 'The Bowerbird Herd' - a local artist and high school Visual Arts teacher Nichola Bryan.Questions will be addressed - What is sustainable art? How can we make art from existing materials without buying more new 'stuff' that will eventually end up in landfill? And finally, how can the subject matter and the materials we use in our art making also help to convey an environmental message to our audience?