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Target Audience: All staff
Taking part in this STEP programme, you will become a trained Climate Education workshop facilitator in just a few hours – and you don’t need any prior knowledge of climate change!
Climate Fresk is a collaborative and gamified workshop about climate change. Based entirely on the IPCC reports, it can teach ANYONE the fundamentals of climate change, and its causes and consequences, in just 2-3 hours. The workshop empowers participants to then spread the knowledge and take effective action.
Climate Education is key to addressing the climate emergency, because more informed activism leads to more effective activism! And YOU can use this workshop to engage your students, colleagues, communities, friends and family in discussions around the cause, effects and impacts of climate change, and the solutions required to tackle the climate crisis.
Since its creation in 2018, this highly engaging, gamified workshop has grown exponentially around the world, attracting over 450,000 participants in 50 countries and 40 languages. Strathclyde was the first UK university to adopt the workshop when 200 staff and students took part in a Climate Education Kick-Off (CEKO) event during COP 26, for which Strathclyde has recently been shortlisted for a UK Green Gown Award for Student Engagement this year.
Since then trained Climate Fresk facilitators at Strathclyde have come together to form the Strathclyde Climate Ambassador Network (SCAN) to look for opportunities to spread climate education across their own networks and classes, primarily through Climate Fresk workshops, and support each other in doing so. Becoming a trained Climate Fresk facilitator offers YOU the opportunity to join SCAN and this Strathclyde community of Climate Education Leaders!
If you are interested and committed to using your teaching to tackle climate change and developing your professional skills in line with the new requirements for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in UK HE professional standards framework, and become part of a growing movement of Strathclyde Climate Education Leaders, or if you simply want to become more informed on climate change and the climate crisis and educate others on this, then all you need to do is sign up for this STEP programme.
If you are able to attend a discovery and training workshop you can join the rest of the SCAN network in using your newfound facilitation skills to help run a Climate Fresk Workshop @ 9.30 am -1 pm on the 2nd May in TIC as part of the Engage at Strathclyde week, where we’ll invite the public, SMEs, students, staff, anyone really, to sign up and participate. We will also be organising more workshop events throughout the year that you can join and support with your newfound facilitator skills to test them out and gain confidence in using them – with the ongoing support of the wider SCAN network.
Note that you don’t need to commit to both of these workshops. If you are only able to make it along to the Discovery workshop then that’s fine, but do note that it is necessary to have participated in a discovery workshop before you can participate in the training workshop. There is also no obligation to participate in the Engage event, but you are obviously welcome to start facilitating with us at this!!
In just 6.5 hours you can become a trained Climate Fresk workshop facilitator and help us keep 1.5 alive!!
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When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk
A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.
*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.
**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.
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