Our school workshops are available to both Primary and High Schools within the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle Greater region. Our creative workshops cover a range of topics that supplement the NSW Geography and Science curriculum and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
How it works
You pick the workshop (see below) you’d like us to run and together we arrange a date and time for us to visit your school and run the workshop. We provide everything needed to run the workshop (see workshop inclusions). Costs vary depending the number of students (minimum 8 - maximum 30 per workshop).
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.
Our teaching style
We create a positive and empowering learning environment by celebrating trying, developing skills through practice, nurturing our individual interests and inspiring imagination. Our Students feel empowered to follow their curiosity and see life as an exciting journey full of endless possibilities - creating a world they would like to live in, knowing they are enough.
1 x elasmo educator
60 minute workshop
All learning resources and content
1 x associated activity (see workshop descriptions)
1 x certificate for each student
Developing a Growth Mindset
Critical and Philosophical Thinking
Workshop one - Earth and Space ~ The Solar System
Investigate the Universe as we currently know it, learn about our solar system and the diverse planets that orbit around the sun. Uncover an eight-legged micro creature and discover how we are all connected to the stars.
ACTIVITY - Build your own solar system model
Workshop two - Earth and Space ~ Planet Earth
Explore the effect of the interactions between the Earth and the Sun, develop an understanding of Earth’s position in the solar system and as a dynamic part of a complex interrelated system.
Week Three - Homo Sapiens ~ Journey of self
Explore diversity and what it means to be human. Let’s better understand emotional intelligence and journey towards self acceptance. Discover some ordinary people doing extraordinary things and be empowered to bring about positive change knowing you are enough.
ACTIVITY - Collaborative Art piece (Together we are a symphony)
Workshop four - History of the Ocean
Travel back in time to visit the Dinosaurs, discover one of the biggest predators to have roamed the oceans, investigate how the Earth has changed over time and explore the six mass extinctions.
ACTIVITY - Design-o-Saur
Workshop five - Living World
Celebrate the incredible biodiversity of this Planet, investigate the interdependence between all life on Earth and consider how humans impact the natural world.
ACTIVITY - Build your own Terrarium
Workshop six - Healthy Ecosystems
Learn about ecosystems and the interdependence between living and non living things. Investigate how the removal of a species affects an ecosystem and how we can work to ensure a sustainable future for all life on Earth.’
ACTIVITY - Let’s play species Jenga
Workshop seven - Sharks and Rays
Better understand fear, explore the role sharks and rays play within ecosystems, raise your awareness on the threats they are currently facing and look at ways we can protect one of the oceans apex predators.
Workshop eight - Climate Change
Understanding the largest dilemma of our generation is no easy task. Define climate change, explore it’s causes and impacts, as well as identify local action on what is a global problem to solve.
ACTIVITY - Build and Race mini solar powered vehicles
Workshop nine - Plastic Pollution
Delve into plastics story, from it’s creation to it’s resting place (if it has one). Better understand its composition and its effects on the environment, in-particular marine life, and investigate our individual scope of influence.
ACTIVITY - Build a recycled bird feeder
Workshop ten - Living Sustainably
Earth is home to 7.7 billion people. There is only - and only ever will be one you. Discover what it means to be sustainable and investigate how we can all make a difference in securing a future for generations to come.
8 - 15 students - $25 per student
16 - 30 students - $20 per student
8 - 15 students - $20 per student per workshop
16 - 30 students - $15 per student per workshop