Students to take part in climategathering

STUDENTS from two local public schools – Nowra and Nowra Hill – will take part in a science and sustainability day as part of the end-of-year celebrations for the Climate Clever Energy Savers (CCES) program.

The event will take place at the University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Building Research Centre on Thursday from 9am until 3pm and will be led by staff from the Illawarra Environmental Education Centre, staff from the Wollongong Science Centre, as well as students, staff and researchers from the University of Wollongong Sustainable Building Research Centre and a solar expert, Michael Richards, from Sydney. 

Climate Clever Energy Savers program co-ordinator Ben Anderson said the day would provide an opportunity to celebrate the NSW Department of Education and Communities’ Climate Clever Energy Savers program which has been taught in schools across NSW for the past four years. 

“The students and teachers involved in the day on Thursday have been selected on their outstanding performance in the CCES program over the last couple of years in our part of the state,” Mr Anderson said. 

“On the day students will get to see sustainable building techniques and technology, visit the Wollongong Science Centre and planetarium, participate in a construction challenge, making model solar cars with materials provided and then they will get to race them against other teams.”

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