School Talk Program
At Seas of Change, we believe education empowers youth to make the change that they wish to see in the world, no matter their age. As we are a youth-run organisation, one of our main focal points is to connect and empower youth. To achieve this goal we began running engaging and educational school talks and presentations at various schools in Sydney. Since 2018 we have addressed a variety of topics, ranging from plastic pollution and climate change to research trips, project mentorship, and sharing Steph's experiences for inspiration.
We have experience in presenting engaging talks to a variety of age groups, class/year groups, and whole school assemblies. Our talks are free, however gold coin donations appreciated (to be donated to our researchers) and range from 10 - 15 minute assemblies to 30 - 45 minute class talks, accompanied by question and answer sessions. We have very flexible topics and will write a new script and slideshow for each talk that tailors to your syllabus requirements and the age group. These requirements can include topic requests for classroom learning or concepts from the curriculum. The needs of specific age groups will also be met in the form of interactive activities, appropriate vocabulary, and various props.
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Topics we have covered:
Empowering, educating, and inspiring young people to extend past the perceived limits of their age and take action as individuals, in their community, or beyond. We love to follow this up with mentoring options for the youth to enact their plans and ideas with our guidance.
Including dugongs, turtles, whales, and sharks.
The measures that are being put into place currently and measures that should be considered to conserve our marine ecosystems.
This includes information on topics such as plastic, biodegradability, single-use materials, and microplastics.
How Individuals and Schools can help
The actions we can take to do the most we can to help our environment and the ineffectiveness and effectiveness of some methods, including reducing waste and the 5 Rs.
This may include speaking about Steph’s experiences at conferences, research trips, speaking at events and local council meetings, our organisation’s actions, or case studies from national and international levels (eg. Climate Change, Great Barrier Reef).
Researching our Wildlife
Explains the research methods that scientists use to gather information on wildlife and better our understanding of how to help different species.
Impacts of environmental issues on wildlife and humans.