Jun 2, 2020 04:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

STEM and sustainability are a logical fit for projects in early years settings, there is much potential to explore the real world complexities of sustainability through the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Such interdisciplinary approaches promote critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and experimentation while offering meaningful and applied learning possibilities. In this webinar, several projects will be shared via video and in-person to promote recognition of the potential of sustainability focussed STEM projects. The projects shared will range from the conservation of turtles, butterflies, and bees to consideration of predator/prey relationships, and were undertaken with children aged 3-8 years across early childhood and school settings.

Panel facilitators:
• Dr. Jennifer Pearson, AAEE President, Convenor of AAEE WA Chapter, Chair of Little Green Steps WA Committee, Perth, WA.
• Jenny Dudgeon, Manager Sustainability Learning Centre, Tasmanian Department of Education, Hobart. President of Early Childhood Educators of Tasmania and a member of the Tasmanian Nature Play Network.
• Dr. Sue Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, University of New England, Armidale, NSW.
• Dr. Elaine Lewis, Cross Curriculum Leader, Coolbinia Primary School, WA. AAEE WA and Little Green Steps WA Committees. One World Centre WA Education Committee Convenor.

Please use the link to participate and you need to register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdOigrT8iGtVZKTyIcSUuR8Q6kqz5gH5l

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

All participants please remember to mute your microphone.

We will be using the chat option for participants to ask any questions. The chat will be monitored by Dr. Jennifer Pearson, President AAEE throughout the session and she will direct questions to relevant panel facilitators as needed.