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Huge interest in Student Symposium on Climate Change

   Tuesday 27th October, 2020

A recently awarded Food & Fibre Gippsland awarded project, Gippsland ADAPT has been funded by the Victorian Government’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

The project engagement is being delivered by CQUniversity Australia’s Agri-tech Education and Extension team and is designed to build capacity in Gippsland youth to respond to the impact climate change has on food and fibre production.

Students will be equipped with knowledge to share throughout their networks (peers, family, school community) and implement it throughout their future decision making and career pathways.

Learning opportunities include:

  • Three free-to-download lessons, available here

  • An online survey will gauge the perceptions of Gippsland youth around climate change, adaptation methods and how they believe they can contribute to reducing the impact.

  • Teachers and students from Gippsland are invited to attend the Climate Adaptation Virtual Symposium.

The symposium, to run on the 16th and 17th of November, has already attracted over 100 registrations.

Registrations are still open for classes of students in Years 7-10 with free morning tea and lunch to be provided.


Individual students with an interest in climate change adaptation can also apply for the Climate Champions Program.

The program links students with a mentor in the region who has hand-on experience with climate change adaptation and will culminate with the students sharing what they learnt in presentations.

The Climate Champions Program will run between 16th of November and 10th of December.


Check out more details about both programs here