Wednesday, 22 May, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Swanston Hall, Melbourne Town Hall, 100 Swanston Street, Melbourne
All welcome. Register here
Human activities are altering the Earth’s climate and degrading critical ecosystem services. Food and water security, and human well-being are all threatened. We can address these challenges and achieve a world that is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. But to do so, we need to map out a more sustainable path. Come along and listen to Sir Bob Watson talk about where we are now, where we are headed if we do nothing, and how we can act now to ensure a more sustainable future.
Sir Bob Watson is one of the world’s leading experts on global environmental issues. He is the former head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and is currently the UK’s representative to the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and has received many national and international awards and prizes for his contributions to science, including the 2010 Blue Planet Prize.
Earthwatch Australia was founded in 1982 and is part of Earthwatch International. The idea originated in America as an urgent need for funding to help continue scientific research against a background of diminishing government aid. By involving the general public, mutual goals were achieved -funding and labour from volunteers helped the scientific community on a range of ecological research projects, while the general awareness of nature and our precious environment would continue to grow.
ClimateWatch was founded in 2009 through a partnership of Earthwatch Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology and The University of Melbourne. Our objective is to understand how changes in temperature and rainfall are affecting the seasonal behaviour of Australia’s plants and animals. The first continental phenology project in the Southern Hemisphere, ClimateWatch enables every Australian to be involved in recording data through climatewatch.org.au and mobile apps that will help shape the country’s scientific response to climate change.
We’re seeking an intern who is passionate about education and the environment. ClimateWatch is looking to engage primary and secondary schools in the program and requires an intern who is familiar with the Australian National Science Standards to help develop educational resources (including lesson plans) that can link ClimateWatch to the curriculum to teach students about phenology, climate change, and Australian biodiversity. This internship would suit anyone who is looking to develop their skillset as an environmental or science educator.
This is an unpaid internship, but academic credit is available through the University of Melbourne’s Internship Subjects, which are offered by Dr. Violeta Schubert (email@example.com). The internship will take place in Semester 2, 2013 and will require a minimum of 100 hours. If considering applying for this internship, please contact Dr. Violeta Schubert first to ensure eligibility.
All queries can be directed to Kristine Nga, Program Coordinator of ClimateWatch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications closeJuly 1, 2013.
Position description: Earthwatch ClimateWatch Education Intern Position Description_03052013
We are looking for Masters of Environment students who are wanting to undertake a 25 or 50 point Masters coursework research project starting at the end of semester 1. The students will be researching in a team and linked to RMIT and Latrobe Bendigo researchers on a larger regional study.
The Landscape Sociology research group has 4-5 vacancies for students to develop particular aspects of this research project. Successful applicants will develop a project involving in-depth face to face interviews with residents in a peri-urban study area in Victoria. They will be assigned to different councils and there will be qualitative analysis of their data, and the generation of a synthesis report for the councils, accompanied by basic cartography. The project will be facilitated and supervised by A/Prof. Ruth Beilin and Dr. Albert Llausas.
Are you interested in studying environment and sustainability but not sure whether your degree is relevant? Do you want to know what skills you will gain in a multi disciplinary program? Or what environmental career you might go into?
Join us for a coffee and have a chat with our academics about your options. You’ll meet some current students and learn more about the course.
We offer Masters, Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate degrees all with flexible study options. Applications for semester 2, 2013 close on May 31 & Semester 1, 2014 November 30.
Info session time:
Date: Wed 22nd May, 1-2pm
Venue: Office for Environmental Programs meeting room, Ground Floor, Walter Boas Building (163) find us
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The OEP Team