Discovering Sustainability & Maths in a World Heritage Icon
[Maths in Action community]
Presenter: Naomi Martin
Wednesday 14 October, 2015 Note DAYLIGHT SAVING
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (VIC, TAS, NSW)
3:30pm - 4:30pm (QLD)
4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA, NT)
1:30pm – 2:30pm (WA)
Sydney Opera House is a state, national and World Heritage-listed item described by UNESCO as ‘a masterpiece of human creative genius’. What is lesser known is that in designing the Opera House, Jorn Utzon was inspired by nature. Building on this legacy, the Opera House has an Environmental Sustainability Plan that aims improve resource efficiency, protect the environment and engage and inspire others about sustainability.
The purpose of the session is to give real life case studies of mathematics applied to sustainability and the design of the Opera House that teachers could use to help inspire the next generation of young people to learn mathematics and science.
Naomi Martin, Manager, Environmental Sustainability Sydney Opera House
Naomi has over 12 years’ experience as an Environmental Specialist and has worked as the Environmental Sustainability Manager of Sydney Opera House for six years. Previously she has worked at the EPA Victoria, coordinated environmental assessments for windfarms in Scotland, environmental studies and consulting for major construction projects with SKM and the NSW mining industry. She has also worked as a caddy in Japan, managed a bar in the Yukon. The daughter of two maths teachers, she decided to not follow the family tradition of mathematics and studied environmental science. Much to her surprise, she has realised that a strong foundation of mathematics has been key to the delivery of her sustainability projects!
In the Forum
Naomi will continue the discussion with community members before and after the event in the Maths in Action community Forum. Post your comments or questions to the Connect with Maths forum
This is a FREE EVENT and we welcome all teachers with an interest in mathematics education. Membership of Connect with Maths communities is also FREE.
Instructions for participants to prepare and attend the event
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Documentation will be available in the Learning section of the Maths in Action community website.
Further discussion of the issues raised in the webinars will be ongoing in the Maths in Action community Forum.
NOTE: You will need to be a member of the Maths in Action community. Registration for membership and attendance at the webinar is FREE.
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