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Climate solutions. Learn to love an octopus (Stage 3, Stage 4)

On Demand

If you learn to love nature you will want to do something to protect it. Part of the 100 Climate Conversation series.


As part of the Powerhouses 100 Climate Conversations weekly podcast, selected innovators have presented simple positive messages to schools about what can be done to save our planet.

In this episode meet Professor Charlie Veron as he describes how his love of an octopus as a child put him on course to be one of the first scientists to understand the catastrophic implications of climate change despite struggling at school. With over 6,000 hours of scuba diving he has named 20% of the world’s corals and has been watching the death of the Great Barrier Reef since the 1980’s. So what can be done? He believes it is simple, listen to scientists and learn to love nature.

This is an edited recording of an interview on Friday 27 May 2022 from the Powerhouse.




Long before he became the “godfather of corals” and sounded the alarm about climate change impacts on our magnificent reefs, acclaimed marine scientist Professor Charlie Veron studied possums and lizards and dragonflies at UNE.

He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2021, in recognition of his services to marine research and believes the future will rely on the younger generations learning to love nature and wanting to help it.

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 01-Jun-2027 11:59PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


26 Minutes


Primary, Secondary

Syllabus Outcomes

ST3-1WS-S, ST3-4LW-S, SC4-4WS, SC4-7WS, SC4-9WS, SC4-13ES, SC4-15LW

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

Science and Tech » Physical World 7-10

Other KLAs

Science and Tech » Earth and Environmental Science


Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Participants will learn to:

  1. Identify various pathways into STEM careers
  2. Understand that failure is part of learning
  3. Accept, though question that climate change is supported by evidence
  4. Explore solutions that are diverse and achievable
  5. Ask questions and express their voice through protest in the search for truth.

Success can be measured by the ability of the learners to:

  1. Explain the key points raised in the program
  2. Identify at least one variable described in the presentation
  3. Generate expansive questions
  4. Suggest ways to continue investigations
  5. Discuss limitations of the key ideas
  6. Propose a career path for their own journey with STEM

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

This webinar was recorded live on 27 May 2022. After you book your place, a link to the recording will be sent to the email you have registered with.

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Bookings team

Phone: 61 2 9217 0222

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.maas.museum

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