A group of Queensland science teachers are this week attending a workshop in Mackay to gain an understanding of how the resources sector manages environmental impacts.
The 15 teachers from Mackay and Moranbah are taking part in the course, which runs at Mackay’s Pioneer State High School today and tomorrow.
The workshop is being presented by consultant petroleum geophysicist Rob Kirk and will focus on three topics; Greening Coal, Fossil Sunlight and Riding the Climate Roller Coaster.
According to Kirk, the course aims to provide support to teachers engaging in earth science and climate-related subjects.
“The course will give practical details and in-class activities about climate change, Australian energy issues and how oil, gas, coal and coal-seam gas are found and delivered within Australia,” he said.
“This includes efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.
“Teaching resources will also be provided to all participants to bring to life some of these issues for their students.”
The workshop is part of the national Teacher Earth Science Education Program (TESEP).