Earth Summit Seminar 2024

Who's it for?

  • Educational Events, Sports, Secondary School, Sixth Form, College

Curriculum Included

Key Highlights

  • Hands-on workshop
  • Expert Speakers
  • Set in a campus University environment
  • Unique opportunity to talk about climate change & sustainability
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Climate Change workshop: 24 - 25 June 2024

The subject of climate change could not be higher on the agenda for educators. Earth Summit is a highly informative and engaging event for all key stage 4 & 5 students, with strong links to a range of examination board specifications.

Earth Summit is a 2-day event that will provide students with a chance to take part in a wide-ranging examination of the factors causing climate change, the effects it is having on biodiversity, promoting sustainably at home, at school and in the community.

The workshops will be valuable experiences students can take with them to champion sustainability in their careers. Planet-first changes can be implemented in all types of work, whether it's improving the sustainability of supply chains, nurturing sustainable practices in developing countries, or making climate-resilient social changes.

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About this event

Climate change seminar and workshops

Earth Summit 2024 is designed to educate students aged between 14-18 about the causes and impacts of climate change on our planet, such as global warming and pollution, with a hands-on approach. 

The climate change seminar and workshops will be held at Keele University, a leader in climate change research. This location will help inspire students to think critically about the challenges facing climate change and use scientific and geographic solutions to create sustainable development goals.

After a full day of workshops and a night of rest, students can enjoy a fun day at Alton Towers theme park - what better way to unwind?

The event will open with a series of engaging presentations from experts in the climate change industry. Each case study and presentation will give your students unique insights into what inspired them to become pioneers and campaigners in the area, they will no doubt pass on their passion for this important cause.

  • Dr Richard Waller, Senior Lecturer in School of Geography, Geology and Environment

    Richard will speak on The Climate is Changing: What on earth can I do about it?’

  • Martha Selwyn, SSE Renewables

    SSE Renewables is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy generation, headquartered in the UK and Ireland, with a growing presence internationally.

  • Alana Wheat, Sustainability Engagement Officer at Keele University

    The focus will be on n Students as leaders - learning from projects at Keele University and student power. The presentation will cover an overview of student sustainability projects that have taken place at Keele University.

  • Thomas Guilbert-Newell, Sustainable Environment Officer

    Tom, an Environment and Sustainability Graduate, will be our Earth Summit 2024 host.  

In the afternoon there will be time for you to take part in 2 hands on workshops with experts who are currently making a huge difference working in the climate change industry. This hands-on experience can enlighten your students in career paths in sustainability.

  • 4ward Futures

    The workshop will focus on Creating a Sustainable Life on Earth (CASLOE)

  • SSE Renewables

    The workshop will look at ‘How can you build a renewable energy projects in harmony with people & nature?’

  • GivEnergy

    They will be delivering a workshop that will look at ‘How battery storage & green tech can change the future'.

  • Land Art Workshop

    Delivered by Keele’s Sustainability Bungalow, this workshop will introduce students to using natural materials to create their own piece of art.

  • Brilliant Bamboo

    Students will get hands-on with bamboo to create something new and sustainable. 

  • The Globe Foundation

    This workshop will focus on Future Thinking - Doughnut Economics.

Climate Science

  • Life on earth, past present and future
  • The evidence for climate change
  • Ecosystems
  • Sustainability challenges
  • Energy: Demands and resources
  • Human impact on the environment
  • Populations and sustainability
  • Biodiversity and natural resources

Geography

  • Climate Change: How and why has climate changed in the geological past?
  • Ecosystems and sustainability
  • Global hazards and climate change
  • Energy resources: Supply and demand
  • In what ways can humans respond to climate change?

Gatsby Benchmarks

Aside from benefiting your students’ knowledge and raising their social and personal awareness, taking them on climate change school trips  such as the Earth Summit helps schools and colleges meet the following statutory Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance:


4 Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
4 Benchmark 5: Encounters with employers and employees
4 Benchmark 7: Encounters with further & higher education

Attending Earth Summit 2024 will help inspire students towards
further study, help them to understand enough about the world of work to know what skills they need to succeed and open students’ eyes to careers they may not have considered.

Keele University

Our event will take place at Keele University, which is leading the sector in sustainability, not just in its ambitions to become carbon neutral by 2030 but also through its teaching and groundbreaking research into climate change and renewable technologies.

They are proud to be one of the first UK universities to declare a 'climate emergency', as well as having ambitious carbon neutral. With Keele having all the elements of a small town, their campus acts as a ‘living laboratory’ for groundbreaking projects.

The university was placed among the Top 40 universities in the world for sustainability, in addition to being named Global Sustainability Institution of the Year in 2020. 

Keele was voted Britain’s best university, as ranked by students in the Student Crowd University Awards 2022.

Your students will love the experience of university life while staying on campus in university halls. The beautiful campus has the unique feel of a small town and all of its facilities are within easy reach.

We don’t just support educational needs; we understand the need for fun! That’s why on day 2 of your educational visit, you will visit Alton Towers for some well-earned excitement and thrill-seeking with their friends!

Alton Towers is less than an hour away from Keele University, so well located for you to pack in some thrills on some of Europe's biggest and most exciting roller coasters. 

2-day sample itinerary

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Day 1
Morning

Welcome to Earth Summit! After an introduction from our host, we will kick off the event with a sustainability seminar led by our industry speakers who will bring to life how their business works and develop sustainable products.

Afternoon

After a short break for lunch, the afternoon session will focus on hands-on, close-up sustainability workshops with industry leaders, professionals and pioneers. The afternoon session will close with a panel discussion with speakers and workshop providers.

Evening

This evening you have the option to choose free time on campus, take a tour of the renewable energy park or visit the earth observatory (both on campus).

Day 2
Morning

You'll depart Keele University after breakfast for a full day of entertainment at Alton Towers.

Afternoon

This afternoon you can enjoy free time at the theme park or return to school/college.

June 2024
Monday 24th June 2024
Tuesday 25th June 2024
£
06 2023 Earth Summit 15 Min

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The subject of climate change could not be higher on the agenda for educators. Earth Summit is a highly informative and engaging event for all key stage 4 & 5 students, with strong links to a range of examination board specifications.