Change makers showcased for National Science Week

Published on Monday 30 July, 2018

Change makers for National Science Week 2018

Verge gardening, the future of residential energy and food security will all be explored in a free workshop series planned for National Science Week next month.

‘Change makers: Climate science and adaptation’ includes a diverse range of workshops taking place across Perth, including the City of Gosnells, and aims to help our community thrive in Perth’s changing climate.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the City was proud to be part of the workshop series.

“There are so many small and achievable ways we can each improve our environment and ensure our community remains a great place to live,” he said.

“It’s great to see so many community groups, residents and experts working together to develop creative solutions to problems such as promoting urban biodiversity or gardening in a drying climate.”

Several events will take place in the City of Gosnells.

A workshop for children aged 10 – 12 years old will be held at the Knowledge Centre after school on Thursday 16 August. Local innovator, Darren Lomman, will challenge participants to think differently about waste and solve real world problems.

Sessions for adults include exploring the Wonders of the Brixton Street Wetlands with Dr Subas Dhakal at Kenwick Library on Saturday 11 August, and a forum on Biophilic Urbanism for local planners, designers and sustainability advocates at the City of Gosnells Civic Centre on Tuesday 14 August.

Change makers: climate science and adaptation is delivered by the City of Gosnells in partnership with Switch your thinking and the SJ Food and Farm Alliance, to showcase the different ways community, industry and government are responding and adapting to a changing climate.

For more information on the workshop series, or to register to attend, visit switchyourthinking.com.

Switch your thinking is a local government sustainability initiative developed by the City of Gosnells, the City of Armadale, and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. The SJ Food and Farm Alliance champions peri-urban agriculture and influences broader issues such as food security, local economies, community health and nutrition.

Change makers: climate science and adaptation is presented as part of National Science Week 2018 and received grant funding from the Australian Government.