Teacher Workshop: Climate Change Spreading the GOOD news

Climate Change: Spreading the GOOD News
A FREE Workshop for Science Teachers

Monday 20th September 2010
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Kew High School, High St, Kew
FREE (Including lunch)

The Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) (Vic) Education Committee and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) (Vic) Chemical Education Groups in Victoria are offering a day for teachers interested in helping to educate the community on the science of climate change. This workshop will help teachers understand both the science of climate change and the science behind mitigation strategies - notably ways of moving to large scale renewable energy sources and cutting emissions in other ways.

The guest speaker will be Dr Graeme Pearman. Dr Pearman was chief of the CSIRO Atmospheric Research until 2002 when he resigned amid controversy over the right of CSIRO scientists to speak publicly on matters such as climate change. He contributed over 150 scientific journal papers primarily on aspects of the global carbon budget. He is now a private consultant contracting to both private and public sector organisations and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with the School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University..

All science teachers are welcome. A travel subsidy may be available for country participants. Please download a flyer or email scitca@optusnet.com.au for more information or to register for the workshop.