2022 Environmental Change Agents Conference

On 1 September 2022, Veena will deliver a student talk at the 2022 Environmental Change Agents Conference, a Victorian Education Department event to give students the tools, skills and power to make effective change on an environmental issue within their community.

Student teams will collaborate over two days to design and create an innovative solution to their issue, and present compelling pitches to stakeholders to inspire action in their community. This is an opportunity for students to bring about change on an issue they are passionate about while developing their essential skills as identified by industry. Teams will connect with environmental leaders and community partners during the process to extend their thinking and enable their great ideas to be acted upon.

Students will have the opportunity to receive further coaching following the event to bring their idea to life. They will also have access to micro-credentialing for key capabilities including: collaboration, inventiveness, personal agency and problem solving.

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Event host information:

At Earth Ed (of Victorian Education Department), students and teachers are able to engage with real-world STEM applications, see science and mathematics at work, be mentored by practicing scientists, and imagine a future where they are creating the solutions to 21st century challenges. 

Earth Ed design and deliver student learning and professional learning programs that demonstrate the Department’s Framework for Improving Student Outcomes and contribute to the achievement of Education State goals for STEM literacy. The programs are accessible to all Victorian primary and secondary students and teachers. They are delivered face-to-face onsite, online and via outreach. 

  • Each participating school can nominate a team of up to six Year 6-9 students. If you have only one or two students we encourage you to attend.
  • This event is only open to Victorian government schools and numbers are strictly limited. 
  • Teams will need a coordinating teacher to attend the event and support the students during the project. Please let us know if you require CRT support.  
  • The conference will run onsite at Earth Ed in Ballarat, 09:15- 15:00.  We can assist with bus transport and CRT funding – please contact us to organise this.
  • Once we receive your registration form we will contact the coordinating teacher with confirmation details. If numbers are reached, you will be offered a place on the waiting list.
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