Our Science and Sustainability program, available to Newcastle/Hunter High Schools, is designed to develop students knowledge and understanding of the natural world. The program aims to establish a solid foundation to enable students to make positive choices, and changes, to improve the sustainability within their school, home and community. We strive for all students to know life is an exciting journey full of endless possibilities - knowing they are enough.
The program, which is connected to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and supplements the NSW Geography and Science curriculum, consists of 10 workshops (60 minutes each) over a 10 week period. Each week students are introduced to a new topic ranging from: Earth and Outer Space, Climate Change, Plastic Pollution and much more.
How it works
Together we arrange a time slot that best suits the school timetable, for example previously schools have assigned a time each week for the program to run (many schools run the program as a sport option and offer it as an elective to those students interested).
We provide everything needed to run the workshop (see workshop inclusions). Costs vary depending the number of students (min 8 - max 30)
Through out the program we work with students in implementing environmental initiatives within the school, such as developing an environmental group, introducing eco-conscious products to the canteen, improving recycling and waste management and developing a positive school culture towards the environment.
elasmo is committed to the safety, wellbeing and protection of children, all our educators have up to date Working with Children Checks, have completed the Child Safe eLearning course provided by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian and under go regular in house training.