Online learning videos: Years 9 to 12

How our first people lived sustainably

Presenter – Corrina Eccles, Wadawurrung Aboriginal Corporation Aboriginal Culture

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.

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, 75kB)

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, Ethical Capabilities, and Economic and Business

Cross-curriculum priority: Learning about Sustainability

Activity sheet: Upcycling (PDF, 109kB)

Water everywhere

Presenter – Jason Sheehan, CERES

Water, water, everywhere…

Water is often invisible in our lives, and it is a scarce resource. Our agricultural system requires the majority of humanity’s water usage for food and clothes.

We will examine how our choices can reduce individual consumption of invisible water, and how long it would take for a single person to drink the volume of an Olympic pool!

Curriculum links: Science, Geography, and Economics and Business

Cross-curriculum priority: Learning about Sustainability

Activity sheet: Water water everywhere (PDF, 117kB)