Scientists in Schools

Energy and climate change symposium: 25-26 October 2007

In October 2007, the first Scientists in Schools symposium was held in Newcastle, New South Wales. The theme of the symposium was 'Energy and Climate Change'.

Over 130 participants, including 50 teacher-scientist pairs, heard presentations by scientists in the areas of energy and climate change and participated in breakout groups to discuss ways to incorporate real science into classrooms.

The speakers have made their presentations available for download.

The energy-climate change nexus (PDF, 1025 KB)

  • Dr David Brockway, Chief, CSIRO Energy Technology

Climate change - the latest news (PDF, 4267 KB)

  • Paul Holper, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

CSIRO Energy Centre (PDF, 1904 KB)

  • James McGregor, Energy Systems Manager, CSIRO Energy Technology

Making a difference - Esperance Energisers (PDF, 3444 KB)

  • Nola Smith, Deputy Principal, Esperance Primary School

Making a difference: comments from a scientist partner

The Heat is ON: Impacts of climate change in Australia’s biodiversity (PDF, 5633 KB)

  • Linda Beaumont, Bioclimatic Modeller, Macquarie University

Sustainable schools: supporting student learning and environmental citizenship for tomorrow’s sustainability challenges (PDF, 1385 KB)

  • Mark Caddey, Sustainable Schools Coordinator, NSW Department of Education and Training
  • Chris Prietto, Principal, Wetlands Education Centre

Intelligent Energy Management - Bringing Brains to the Brawn... (PDF, 920 KB)

  • Dr Glenn Platt, Group Leader, CSIRO Energy Technology

Waste heat and distributed energy (PDF, 1609 KB)

  • Stephen White, Waste Heat Theme Leader, CSIRO Energy Technology

Energy futures research (PDF, 258 KB)

  • Paul Graham, Theme Leader Energy Futures, CSIRO Energy Technology

Peter Watterson, one of the scientists who attended the symposium, compiled a list of discussion and research topics related to energy and climate change after the symposium. Peter has made them publicly available for use by teachers, scientists and others with an interest in energy and climate change topics.