Professional Development Workshop Series in Earth and Environmental Science – Eli Waters Qld

Earth-Expo 2-PD – Introducing Our Dynamic Planet: Monday 13 May 2024

Rocks (the Rock Kit Teaching Pack & the Integrated Plate Tectonics story), yr 8-9 

Riding the Climate Rollercoaster (climate through geologic time, plate tectonics/climate events in Earth’s history/fossil extinctions) yr 9-12 biology/genetics/geography crossover

School: Xavier Catholic College, 1 Wide Bay Dr, Eli Waters Qld

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

Date: Monday 13 May 2024, PDs 3:20pm-5:30pm 

School Facilitator: James Ferriere (afternoon tea will be provided)

The RocksExpo experience includes– 

1. Incursions – classroom lessons with students and teachers.
2. PD workshops – After-school professional development workshops for teachers (2-PD @ $40 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

7. Rock collection checks – old school collections (on request, working with labtech).

Presenter: Philip Sansom is an experienced teacher and industry educator, with a passion for teaching earth science and local geology. He has many fossil and rock stories to share.

Please email your completed form to TESEP registration:  

Download the registration form here.


May 13 2024


3:20 pm - 5:30 pm

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  • Timezone: Europe/Berlin
  • Date: May 13 2024
  • Time: 7:20 am - 9:30 am

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