Showing All community events for Nov 2017

  1. 22 to the 26 Nov

    RACV Energy Breakthrough 2017

    The RACV Energy Breakthrough is a joint initiative of the Country Education Project (CEP), Central Goldfields Shire Council (CGSC), and the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV). The RACV Energy Breakthrough provides opportunities for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a vehicle, a machine or innovation in technology that will represent an ‘energy breakthrough’. The program encourages participants to examine and use the latest technology while considering its impact on the environment and the way people live locally and globally. The RACV Energy Breakthrough isn’t just a once-a-year event. School groups work throughout the year to design, build and test vehicles or machines within detailed specifications. It requires a team effort and an across-the-curriculum approach. These groups then bring their vehicles and machines to Maryborough in the Central Goldfields Shire, Victoria for a huge celebration in which they can demonstrate and trial them in action. The Program aims to … • Provide an excellent technology project for students from Prep to VCE level • Encourage young people to explore solutions to environmental and transport issues • Provide an opportunity for schools and communities to work and learn together • Provide an opportunity for women and girls to participate in what has traditionally been a ‘male’ dominated area of the curriculum • Be a fun program with real world challenges • Offer students opportunities to explore and address vehicle design, driving skills and vehicle and passenger safety issues What We’re About: We are a non-profit community organisation that brings together education, local government and industry into collaborative partnerships, together fostering confident, competent and socially aware young people, ready to make difference in today’s world. We engage school communities across Australia and bring tourism, economic, and social benefits to regional Victoria, through our active learning program and event. Our Mission: To inspire young Australians to embrace learning, be creative and innovative, and drive change through the power of collaboration; to celebrate human endeavour and achievement, to respect and care for the environment and our communities. What We Believe: Curiosity, creativity, collaboration and human endeavour will always lead to innovative breakthroughs that benefit the wellbeing of humanity; and that young people are the future custodians of our Earth. What We Deliver: The best active learning program and event for primary and secondary schools that aligns with the national education policy. Our Mantra: Powered by imagination

    Id:1322
    Maryborough, Victoria
    All Day
    Volunteers Required
    RACV Energy Breakthrough 2017
  2. 24Nov

    Waterwatch Training Workshop

    Connect with your community and help monitor Darebin's waterways by becoming a trained Waterwatch volunteer. Merri Creek Management Committee and Waterwatch are hosting a FREE training session for new Waterwatch volunteers this November. By becoming a Waterwatch volunteer you’ll learn how to collect water quality data, conduct habitat assessments and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates (water bugs). Long-term data from this program assists with monitoring waterway health and helps identify problems in our creeks. Never collected water quality data before? No worries! No previous experience is needed to become a Waterwatch volunteer and you will be provided with all the necessary monitoring equipment, technical support and advice along the way. You’ll also be connected with existing Waterwatch groups so you can put your new skills to use by conducting regular water quality assessments with fellow Waterwatch volunteers. This is a FREE training workshop, but registrations are essential. Register your spot by clicking on the link below or email JuliaCirillo@mcmc.org.au for more information. This workshop is proudly supported by the City of Darebin.

    Id:1336
    Darebin Parklands Environment Centre, Separation St, Alphington
    10:00AM - 03:30PM
    Volunteers Required
    Waterwatch Training Workshop