Tasmanian Youth Climate Leaders
Education for Sustainability is a Tasmanian organisation that brings together leaders in sustainability, research, training and education to work on sustainability initiatives, using education as a central tool. They support the Tasmanian Climate Change Youth Leaders Conferences, held across the State each year. The Conferences are organised by Greening Australia, in collaboration with Education for Sustainability Tas Youth Facilitator Toby Thorpe.
Tools and websites
- Sustainability in Schools
The Sustainability in Schools initiative is an Education for Sustainability project from the Australian Association for Environmental Education. The website provides resources and case studies.
- Education for Sustainability Resources
The Australian Association for Environmental Education has published resources to support sustainability in classrooms, demonstrating the connections between sustainability and core concepts in the Australian Curriculum.
- Climate Change and the Environment Resources
Climate change teaching and learning resources for upper primary school students from Education Services Australia.
- Home Energy Audit Toolkits
The Toolkits provide information and practical tools to help you conduct a simple home audit and discover easy ways to cut energy costs at home or at school. These toolkits can be borrowed free of charge from all Tasmanian councils. Find your council’s contact details in the local government directory.
- Energy: a 'how to' guide
This is a resource from Sustainability Victoria to improve energy efficiency in schools.
- Tasmania Fire Service
School fire education resources are available on the Tasmania Fire Service website. They include games and resources for students, teachers, parents and carers. Tasmania Fire Service delivers a School Fire Education Program to Tasmanian primary schools.
- CSIRO Education Programs
The CSIRO has a range of science programs for schools. The Sustainable Futures program combines the latest in climate science with sustainability education.
- Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology Students and Teachers website offers curriculum materials, such as subject-specific experiments, and a Weather Kit, which can be borrowed by schools and educational groups.
- The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences climate change resources
This website and learning resources are associated with the EcoLogic exhibition, which is hosted by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences on an ongoing basis.
- NASA’s Climate Kids program
Activities and resources about climate change for primary school students.
- 2040 Documentary 2019
2040 is a hybrid feature documentary that takes director Damon Gameau on a journey to identify solutions to help is improve the health of our planet and the societies that operate within it. A schools version of the film is available, as well as a comprehensive package of free teaching resources.
- Climate change for kids animation 2018
This short video from the Climate Council explains the science of climate change.
- Why? Why Not? 2014
These videos calling for climate action were created by young people around the world and delivered to the UN Climate Summit in New York, September 2014.
- 2 Degrees 2013
This feature documentary identifies the causes and costs of climate change. It follows the efforts of people in Port Augusta to replace their coal fired power stations with solar thermal power.
- Study Guide available through the Australian Teachers of Media
- Chasing Ice Documentary 2012
Environmental photographer James Balog uses time-lapse cameras to capture changes to the world’s glaciers over a period of years. Educational screenings of the film can be arranged and teacher resources for schools and universities are available to accompany the film.
- The Island President 2011
This film is about the efforts of then-President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, to tackle rising sea levels.
- The Age of Stupid 2009
An old man living in a future devastated world watches 'archive' footage from today and asks, “Why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?”.
Key Scientific Data
- Tasmania’s greenhouse gas emissions
Learn about Tasmania’s emissions, where they come from, and how they have changed over time.
- Climate Futures for Tasmania Project
The Climate Futures for Tasmania research project is the Tasmanian Government’s most important source of climate change projections at a local scale. Climate information from 1961 to 2100 was generated by downscaling six global climate models and using two emission scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The project generated more than 70 terabytes of climate simulations data, covering 140 variables, at more than 700 grid points across Tasmania.
- Climate Change Projections for Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO have released climate change projections for Australia, showing how the climate is expected to change over the coming decades. The key messages for Tasmania are:
- average temperatures will continue to rise
- there will be less rainfall in winter and spring
- more hot days and fewer frosts
- more extreme rainfall events, and
- harsher bushfire weather and mean sea level will continue to rise.
Information about observed climate change in Australia, and the national and regional reports can be downloaded from the Climate Change in Australia website.
More information for your school is available on our Tips for schools page.