Each year we offer our science and sustainability program to Newcastle/Hunter High Schools. The program is open to 10 - 12 students (years 7 - 9),
The elasmonaut program is a Sustainability education and mentor program for students interested in: the ocean, the environment, science and research, conservation, animal and human rights, sustainability, innovation and creativity.
The program consists of 10 workshops (60 min) over a 10 week period. Each workshop introduces students to a new topic ranging from: Earth and Outer Space, Climate Change, Plastic Pollution and much more.
Learning is interactive and discussion based, and is directed towards developing a students’ capacity for critical thinking, ethical reasoning and problem solving. The program connects students to themselves, one another and this remarkable planet. Ensuring a bright and happy planet for generations to come.
Our education programs are developed in line with the Australia Curriculum. They are supported by the NSW Quality Teaching Model, strengthened by the 8 Ways of Learning and connected to the global problem solving framework: the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The program fosters imagination, inspires curiosity and empowers you to not only reach for the stars but rattle them. Learning is interactive, discussion based and super creative!
$150 per student (Minimum of 10 students)
10 x (60 minute) school visits (at an agreed day/time)
1 x elasmo educator
1 x A5 Notebook for each student
1 x elasmo Vinyl Sticker for each student
All activity materials and resources supplied by elasmo
Exclusive access to online learning platform
Access to all elasmo learning resources and materials
Certificates of Completion for each student
Week 1 - Earth and Outer Space - The Solar System (Activity - Make a Mini solar system model)
Week 2 - Earth and Outer Space - Planet Earth (Activity - Design a planet & letter to the moon)
Week 3 - Homo Sapiens (Activity - Collaborative Artwork)
Week 4 - History of the Ocean (Activity - Design-O-Saur)
Week 5 - Living Things (Activity - Make a Mini Terrarium)
Week 6 - Healthy Ecosystem (Activity - Ecosystem Jenga)
Week 7 - Sharks and Rays (Activity - Ocean Bingo)
Week 8 - Climate Change (Activity - Make a Mini Solar-Powered vehicle)
Week 9 - Plastic Pollution (Activity - Design and Build a recycled bird feeder)
Week 10 - Living Sustainably (Activity - Create a poster for what you’ve learnt)
For booking or enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Hollie on 0408 925 423
“You inspire me to make the change I didn't know I was capable of”
“It has been an absolute pleasure to have worked with the elasmo team this year. I originally enlisted them to help with our litter problem - to build awareness with our students about the consequences of mindlessly leaving their rubbish on the playground. The elasmo team have spoken to each of our year assemblies to present their perspective on our local marine environments and the importance of the simple everyday actions we can all take to minimise our impact. This has then led to elasmo presenting the "elasmonauts" weekly program with a small group of our passionate students. This program was very well researched and thoughtfully presented to engage our students about marine environments. The program challenged our students to consider a range of issues about human behaviours and they particularly taught our students some great teamwork and critical thinking skills. Our students obviously enjoyed participating in the elasmonauts program because they eagerly attended and participated in every session. The discussions were robust and I'm sure that each member felt empowered and valued by the process.
I cannot recommend the elasmo team more highly for their energy, enthusiasm, commitment and passion for educating our young people about sustainability. The team certainly relate well to our students and they have empowered and encouraged our students to do all they can in the name of sustainability.
Thank you once again for your generous contributions to our school community”
100% of students felt included in all aspects of learning and discussions
What skills did the elasmonaut program help you develop?
“The elasmonaut program helped me develop many skills including teamwork and how to communicate effectively with others. As well as how to share my ideas and opinions properly”
“Critical thinking. Conversation and discussion skills. Self confidence”
“Communication, note taking and improving my self confidence”
What was your favourite part of the entire elasmonaut experience?
“I really enjoyed being able to share and discuss my opinions in a safe environment. I also enjoyed learning new things in fun and interesting ways”
”Learning the content and then having group discussions and listening to other peoples ideas, views and feelings on what we were learning”
“Every one sharing their ideas and being accepted”