Engaging with Scientists
Please see Contacts or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be put in touch with our scientist members in topics, such as paleoclimatology, weather forecasts, ocean currents, climate theory and climate change projections, extreme weather and natural disasters, and atmospheric chemistry.
If you would like a one off visit or regular engagement with a scientist for your school, you can also sign up to the CSIRO Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools program. It’s free and easy to sign up; you can choose the field of science of most interest to your current curriculum, as well as the level of commitment between the school and the scientist(s).
These resources are particularly targeted at those involved in science education. Please also see Useful Links page for even more online resources!
- Bureau of Meteorology education information for students and teachers
- Plastinography for primary school aged students
- Science by Doing (Australian Academy of Science)
- Science web (Australian Science Teachers Association)
- Victorian Government EPA Teaching Ideas on climate change
- NSW Office of Environment & Heritage Climate Change
- Climate Reality project Climate Education resources
- Climate Watch climate change lesson plans
- National Center for Science Education (US): resources for teaching climate change
- Edueto public library for teachers to create online exercises for students
- The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has STEM activities for the classroom and resources for teachers
Scientists have so many roles in society – take a look here for examples. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in meteorology, oceanography and/or climate science, here are some of the Australian tertiary and research institutions that offer courses and majors in climate related fields, for example: