The Future of Energy
12 year old/Year 8 - adult
best - 45-60 mins; flexible between 20 mins - 2.5 hours
This session is part presentation, part discussion and part hands-on. It covers the sources of energy, how energy is used, the problems associated with different energy sources and the options for meeting future energy needs.
“We are transitioning to a low-carbon energy society”
Variant – intro then small groups work:
Engineering Challenges for Low Carbon Energy
16-18 year old/Year 12-13
best - 45-60 mins; flexible up to 2 hours
The Future of Waste
11-15 year old/Year 7-10
best - 1 hour; flexible between 45 mins - 2 hours
In this participative session six themes are covered:
What is waste?
Why does waste occur?
What happens to waste?
Reducing waste: why?
Reducing waste: how?
The future of waste?
“We must shift attitudes from 'waste is the norm' to 'everything has its use'”
Variant – talk and chaired debate:
Waste Management: The Bigger Picture
14 year old/Year 10 - adult
This session centres around three core ideas:
The need to shift waste management effort and flows from disposal to prevention and re-use
We should focus on the LARGEST flows and MOST IMPORTANT materials
How we can move towards a zero waste society