Online learning videos: Years 5 to 8

How does biodiversity keep us breathing?

Presenter – Jason Sheehan, CERES

Biodiversity is interconnected between the land and sea. The things we do on land impact life in the oceans, and life in the oceans drives a big part of our planet. This session will focus on how biodiversity in our coastal environments is affected by our choices, and why our coastal environments are so important to our everyday needs.

Curriculum links: Science, Geography, Economics and Business, Ethical Capabilities and Critical and Creative Thinking.

Cross-curriculum priorities: Learning about Sustainability.

Activity sheet: How does biodiversity keep us breathing? (PDF, 81kB)

How our first people lived sustainably

Join Traditional Owner Corrina Eccles as she shares the wonders of Australia’s indigenous culture and deep connection to the land. Experience a Welcome to Country ceremony and learn how indigenous Australians used valuable resources sustainably.

Presenter: Corrina Eccles, Wadawurrung Aboriginal Corporation Aboriginal Culture

Curriculum links: Science, Geography, Economics and Business, Ethical Capabilities and Critical and Creative Thinking.

Cross-curriculum priorities: Learning about Sustainability and Learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Activity sheet: How our first people lived sustainably (PDF, 78kB)

Organic waste and how to compost

Presenter – Ash Bedford, Grampians Central West Waste and Resource Recovery Group

Learn the basics and benefits of composting! You'll learn what it is and how to do it successfully to have a wider impact on the planet than you might have originally imagined.

Curriculum links: Science, Ethical Capabilities, Creative Thinking, and Economics and Business

Cross-curriculum priority: Learning about Sustainability

Activity sheet: Organic waste and creating your own compost patch (PDF, 108kB)

Understanding waste and recycling options in your community

Presenter – Nicole Butler and Dominique Dybala, Environment Education Victoria

Learn how to conduct desktop research on waste services available in your community. Why don't we send all our waste to landfill?

Find out how waste can be a resource.

Curriculum links: Science, Ethical Capabilities, and Geography

Cross-curriculum priority: Learning about Sustainability

Activity sheet: Understanding waste and recycling options in your community (PDF, 113kB)

Upcycling

Presenter – Trinity Mawson, Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group

Learn what upcycling is and be taken through a simple step-by-step demonstration that you can try yourself with a common item from around your home or school.

Trinity will also share some inspiring examples of what could be possible with time and a high level of skill. You'll also get an opportunity to take on a design challenge!

Curriculum links: Science, Design and Technologies and Ethical Capabilities

Cross-curriculum priority: Learning about Sustainability

Activity sheet: Upcycling (PDF, 109kB)

Reducing your energy consumption

Presenter – Sustainability Victoria

We hear the words ‘energy efficiency’ so often, but what does it really mean to be energy efficient and what can you do from home and school?   

Join the conversation with Sustainability Victoria energy experts, to learn about the biggest energy consumers, and easy actions you can take today to reduce your energy consumption.

Curriculum links: Science, Economic and Business, and Ethical Capabilities

Cross-curriculum priorities: Learning about Sustainability.

Activity sheet: Reducing your energy consumption 5–8 (PDF, 347kB)

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