About the Program
Learning journeys offer a scaffolded approach to exploring a topic both in the classroom and at the Museum. Follow our learning journey to deepen your students’ knowledge and understanding of climate change and sustainability.
What is Climate Change?
Climate change is the greatest threat to humanity and the diversity of life on Earth. We are already experiencing the effects of climate change in Australia, including horrific bushfires, severe drought, species extinction, altered biomes, mental and physical health impacts, and economic losses. Scientists predict that these impacts will continue to worsen without a concerted effort by the global community.
At The Museum
Visit and explore our Changing Climate exhibition which showcases the causes and effects of, and innovative solutions to, climate change in Australia.
Read our tips on how to use exhibitions.
Use our Changing Climate exhibition insights while in the gallery. These activities are designed to encourage your students to connect, share and reflect on this topic through the specimens and items on display.
We recommend that your students work in small groups however how you implement and manage the activities is up to you.
Through this learning journey, students will:
- identify the causes and effects of climate change in Australia
- describe the effects of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef
- explore local solutions to climate change
NSW syllabus outcomes: GE4-1, GE4-2, GE4-3, GE4-4, GE4-5, GE5-1, GE5-2, GE5-3, GE5-4, GE5-5.