Geography: Past, Present and Future is a series of three workshops (The Palaeontologist, The Environmental Modeller, The Environmental Planner) and an encounters assembly exploring climate change and environmental science with primary school children. The workshop series was co-designed and co-delivered by academic staff from Northumbria University’s cold and palaeo-environment (CAPE) research group and NUSTEM.
In the workshops, relevant academics visit the classroom and support children to act as researchers to consider how environmental science can be used to see what the environment was like in the past, measure what’s happening now and predict what it will be like in the future.
The aims of Geography: Past, Present and Future were:
- children have a deeper understanding of environmental science topics
- children feel more empowered towards climate activism
- children have a greater understanding of careers within environmental science
- children enjoy the environmental science workshops.