Professional Development Workshop Series in Earth and Environmental Science – Cannonvale

Earth-Expo 3-PD Introducing Our Dynamic Planet:

Rocks (the Rock Kit Teaching Pack & the Integrated Plate Tectonics story), yr 8-9 focus – hands-on exercises, 3D renders, virtual rock thin sections & drone fieldtrip

Energy and the Energy Transition (all energy types compared, path to Net Zero), yr 9-12 focus (STEM/physics/chemistry crossover)

Life, Fossils & the 5 Big Extinctions (integrated plate tectonics/climate events & flora-fauna extinctions) yr 10-12 focus

School: Whitsunday Christian College, 26 Paluma Rd, Cannonvale, Qld

Meeting Room: attendees to go to the front desk to be directed to The Meeting Room

Date: Wednesday 08 May 2024, 3:15pm – 7pm 

School Facilitator: Luke Rutland (a light supper will be served)

The RocksExpo experience includes– 

1. Incursions – classroom lessons with students and teachers.
2. PD workshops – After-school professional development workshops for teachers (3.75-hour sessions @ $55 per attendee for visiting teachers, FREE to host-school teachers).

3. Certificate of attendance – A certificate of hours and workshop outcomes will be issued. 

4. FREE rock kit – Host to receive a FREE rock kit and Plate Tectonics poster.

5. Introductory RocksExpo feature How to Use the Rock Kit and Teaching Pack (e.g. how to relate rock kit rocks to rock stories, 3D rendered samples, virtual thin sections and virtual outcrops). 

6. Subsequent RocksExpo topics can be chosen from TESEP’s “The Challenging Earth” series 2 

Presenter: Philip Sansom is an experienced secondary Science teacher/geologist, who has worked in industry. He has many rock/fossil stories to share.

Please email your completed form to TESEP registration:  

Download the registration form here.


May 08 2024


3:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
  • Date: May 07 - 08 2024
  • Time: 10:15 pm - 2:00 am

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