AMOS 2014 Education and Outreach Day

Friday, 14 February 2014
Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart Tasmania

07:45 - 08:30 - Registration

08:15 - 09:00 - Priestley Medal Talk
- (Dr Matthew Wheeler, Australian Bureau of Meteorology)


09:00 -10:30 - Education and Outreach Special Session
“The Australian Curriculum: Policy and Practice” - Dr. Phil Lambert, General Manager of Curriculum, ACARA
“Opportunities for Teaching Weather and Climate in the New National Curriculum” - Prof. Nigel Tapper, Monash University Lightning lecture (single slide) presentations followed by posters/interactive displays from all session presenters on subjects ranging from primary through to tertiary education 

10:30 – 11:00 - Morning tea
(during this time all conference attendees will be able to view poster/display presentations from the education and outreach session and interact with teachers)

11:00 -12:15 - Parallel Science Sessions
Model intercomparison and climate change/ High Impact Weather/Waves and Coasts/Past Climate (teachers may attend any session of choice)

12:15 -13:15 - Teacher Network Lunch 
“Secondary school students’ (mis)understandings about climate change and the greenhouse effect” - Prof. Vaille Dawson, Professor of Science Education and Dean of Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University

13:15 - 14:00 - Plenary
(Associate Prof. Andrew Hogg, physical oceanographer ANU and ARC Future Fellow)

14:00 -15.30 - Science poster sessions or possible tour of RV Investigator (TBC)

15:30 -16:45 - Science Sessions 

16:45 - Conference end

If you have any further questions, please email admin@amos.org.au or call 0404 471 143.