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Earth Summit 2022

Earth Summit 2022 at the University of Manchester 

With Glasgow having just hosted the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference [COP26] last November and discussions on the Climate Change Education Bill taking place in parliament, the subject of Climate Change could not be higher on the agenda for educators. Earth Summit 2022 will be a highly informative and engaging event for all key stage 4 & 5 students, with strong links to a range of examination board specifications.

Earth Summit 2022 is a 2-day event, that will provide students with a chance to take part in a wide-ranging examination of the factors causing Climate Change, the effects it is having on biodiversity and how we all could live more sustainably at home, at school and in the community.

When Is Earth Summit 2022?

Earth Summit 2022 takes placer across 2 days on 30 June - 1 July 2022

Ranging from an accommodation & event package or a full 2-day package, we can tailor make the arrangements to suit your location and needs.

Dates for 2023 coming soon, register your interest

Just ask us for more details. 

 

Hands-On Workshops

There will be time for you to take part in up to 3 hands on workshops with experts who are currently making a huge difference working in the climate change industry.

This can support your careers guidance for STEM subjects providing an amazing opportunity to gain an understanding of the kind of work a career in the arena of Sustainability & Climate Change could involve.

Seeking to uncover faster, fairer paths to net zero, this session will focus on energy transition and the role of individuals

Using motorsport as the vehicle they empower young people from all backgrounds to become future leaders and innovators of sustainable solutions.

The MET Office STEM Ambassadors invite you on a journey with them into 2050, where they will be using data to code our climate futures.

National Grid is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions for our own carbon footprint are focused on reducing these to as close to zero as possible by 2050.

Earth Summit 2022 Speakers

Director of Communications at Possible, a charity which works to inspire more people to take more ambitious action on climate change, Alice will speak on ‘Climate action, bringing people and technologies together’

Beth Gardiner is an environmental journalist and the author of Choked: The Age of Air Pollution and the Fight for a Cleaner Future, one of the Guardian’s best books of 2019. Beth will speak on ‘Is our air killing us?’

Professor Christopher Jackson, of the University of Manchester will speak on: ‘How our planet's oldest rocks and fossils provide evidence of radical climate changes throughout history’.

With stories from her travels around the world Tara will bring the issues facing our planet to life and inspire each of us to play our part with practical advice for everyday change.

Event Summary

01 Sample Itineraries

Day 1

Morning

Welcome to Earth Summit 2022! After an introduction from our host James Sherwood, we will kick off the event with our first two speakers: Professor Christopher Jackson: ‘How our planet's oldest rocks and fossils provide evidence of radical climate changes throughout history’ followed by Dr Alice Bell: ‘Climate action, bringing people and technologies together’

Afternoon

After a short break for lunch, the afternoon session begins with the opportunity for groups attending the Summit to deliver a short presentation on a relevant topic. Places will be limited so please contact us if you are interested’ Following this we will be joined by our next two guest speakers: Dr Tara Shine will share her ideas on how each of us can have a positive impact on society and our planet followed by Beth Gardiner, who will speak on ‘is our air killing us?

Evening

Day 1 will end with a summary of the day and you will then transfer to your accommodation for check in. This evening will be free time for your students.

Day 2

Morning

This morning you can choose 2 x 60 minute workshops to take part in. For more information on workshop hosts take a look at the workshop section.

Afternoon

After lunch there will be time for one more 60 minute workshop. The Earth Summit will close at 3.00 pm when you can choose to extend your time in Manchester or depart for your journey back to school.

Earth Summit 2022 Prices - Full 2 Day Package
40 + 4 35 - 39 + 4 30 - 34 + 3 25 - 29 + 3 20 - 24 + 2
£189 £199 £209 £222 £235

Please be aware that the timings and content of the programme for Earth Summit 2022 may be subject to change at short notice. In the unlikely event that such changes prove necessary Study Experiences will notify you as soon as possible. Please note, Study Experiences cannot accept responsibility for any visits and excursions, which you book direct.

02 Curricular Links

There are numerous links between the key themes which will be covered during Earth Summit 2022 and exam board specifications, both at GCSE & A Level.

Key Stage 4

KS4 Science covers: “evidence, and uncertainties in evidence, for additional anthropogenic causes of climate change” And “potential effects of, and mitigation of, increased levels of carbon dioxide and methane on the Earth’s climate”.

AQA Combined Science Synergy - Guiding Spaceship Earth Towards a Sustainable Future

AQA Combined Science Trilogy, AQA Chemistry/ AQA Biology - Using Resources, Chemistry of the Atmosphere, Ecology.

OCR 21st Century Science GCSE:

  • Food and ecosystems.
  • Life on earth, past present and future.
  • How is biodiversity threatened and how can we protect it?
  • Air and water: Evidence for climate change; how can scientists help improve the supply of potable water?

OCR Gateway Science GCSE:

  • Global challenges: Monitoring and maintaining the environment.
  • Interpreting and reacting with earth systems: The atmosphere. Energy: Demands and resources

Pearson Edexcel Science GCSE:

  • Ecosystems and material cycles.
  • Biodiversity and the effect of human interaction on eco systems.

WJEC Eduqas Biology GCSE

  • Ecosystems

KS4 Geography covers: “weather and climate, including the change in climate from the Ice Age to the present” And “how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes, environments and the climate; and how human activity relies on effective functioning of natural systems”.

AQA Geography GCSE:

  • Living with the physical environment: Challenge of natural hazards.
  • Challenges in the human environment: The challenge of resource management – food, water, energy.

OCR Geography GCSE:

  • The physical environment: Global hazards; changing climate; sustaining environments.
  • The human environment: Resource reliance – will we run out of natural resource?

Pearson Edexcel Geography GCSE:

  • The physical environment: Weather hazards and climate change; changing UK landscapes; ecosystems biodiversity and management.
  • The human environment: Resource management: water and energy.

WJEC Eduqas Geography GCSE:

  • Changing physical and human landscapes.
  • Environmental and developmental issues: Weather, climate and ecosystems; development and resource issues; environmental challenges.

Key Stage 5

KS5 Science

AQA Biology

  • Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems

AQA Environmental Science

  • The living environment
  • The physical environment
  • Energy resources
  • Pollution
  • Biological resources
  • Sustainability

OCR Biology

  • Ecosystems
  • Populations and sustainability.

Pearson Edexcel Biology

  • Biodiversity and Natural Resources
  • On the Wild Side

WJEC Eduqas Biology

  • Human impact on the Environment

KS5 Geography

AQA

  • Ecosystems under stress
    • Ecosystems and sustainability - The concept of biodiversity
    • Local and global trends in biodiversity
    • Ecosystems and processes - Nature of ecosystems – their structure, energy flows, trophic levels, food chains and food webs
    • Ecosystems in the British Isles over time
  • Contemporary urban environments
    • Urban climate - The impact of urban forms and processes on local climate and weather
    • Other contemporary urban environmental issues
    • Sustainable urban development Impact of urban areas on local and global environments]

OCR

  • Climate Change:
    • How and why has climate changed in the geological past?
    • How and why has the era of industrialisation affected global climate?
    • Why is there a debate over climate change?
    • In what ways can humans respond to climate change?
    • Can an international response to climate change ever work?

Pearson Edexcel

  • People and Environment Issues
    • People and the biosphere – an overview of the global distribution and characteristics of large-scale ecosystems, why the biosphere is important to human wellbeing and how humans use and modify it in order to obtain resources
    • Forests under threat – a detailed study of tropical rainforests and the taiga, looking at processes and interactions and issues related to their biodiversity and to their sustainable use and management
    • Consuming energy resources – a study of renewable and non-renewable energy, its supply and demand, access and energy security issues, its sustainable use and management.

03 Event Prices & What's Included

Full 2-day package from £189

Your tour price will include:

  • Conference & Workshops
  • B&B accommodation at a Premier Inn B&B
  • Coach Travel for 2 days
  • Lunch day 1 & day 2
  • Breakfast day 2
  • Refreshments day 1 & day 2
  • One free teacher place for every ten students

Evening meal is not included. Study Experiences can organise a group evening meal at an additional cost. Please ask us for more details 

2-day package excluding transport from £159 

If you're a smaller group and would like to arrange your own transport to the event then this package is perfect for you. The price includes:

  • Conference & Workshops
  • B&B accommodation at a Premier Inn B&B
  • Lunch day 1 & day 2
  • Breakfast day 2
  • Refreshments day 1 & day 2
  • One free teacher place for every ten students

2-day ticket only price from £129

If you're based close to Manchester, don't need accommodation and would prefer to organise you're own transport then we can offer this ticket only price which includes:

  • Conference & Workshops
  • Lunch day 1 & day 2
  • Refreshments day 1 & day 2
  • One free teacher place for every ten students

 

The Learning Experience

Earth Summit 2022 event is across 2-days and will provide students with a chance to take part in a wide-ranging examination of the factors causing Climate Change, the effects it is having on biodiversity and how we all could live more sustainably at home, at school and in the community.

Students will hear from leading experts in the field, participate in a series of engaging hands-on workshops, meet and talk with individuals and agencies working in the fields of environmentalism and sustainability and can even give a short presentation to the Summit on a relevant topic. 

Suitable for 14 - 18 year old students covering key study areas in Geography, Geology and Science for GCSE and A Level, this is a unique opportunity to interact with subject and industry experts. Students will gain unique insights into their subjects which will support their learning , inspire their future studies and help them plan their future career paths. What’s more it will fill them with a passion to become better citizens and to make a difference to the world around them.

Many of our customers are finding this event is great way to use career funding, giving students clear examples and support on future STEM careers.

Attending Earth Summit 2022 will help: inspire students towards further study; them to understand enough about the world of work to know what skills they need to succeed; open students’ eyes to careers they may not have considered. As such it will help schools and colleges work towards the following Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance: 

  • Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers  
  • Benchmark 5: Encounters with employers and employees
  • Benchmark 7: Encounters with further & higher educatio

About The University of Manchester

Earth Summit 2022 will be held at the University of Manchester. The Conference element on day 1 will be held in the superbly equipped theatre in the Renold Building with the workshops on day 2 in seminar rooms and theatres around the building. With the aim of becoming Britain's Greenest City, Manchester is the ideal location to encourage young minds to think about and take responsibility for Climate Change.

The University of Manchester has been voted the world’s most environmentally friendly university by the Times in its Higher Education Impact Rankings. It came out top of 1,200 universities from 98 countries.

It is the top university in the world to have done the most work towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some of the goals include: No poverty, gender equality and clean energy.

It also came first for its work towards the development goal for Sustainable Cities and Communities and Responsible Consumption and Production, as well as a second place for work in relation to Life Below Water.

“A green city is a healthy place to live, work and play. It is not just a city that has an abundance of green space, but it is a modern, vibrant and resilient city with its eye on the future. Ultimately, a 'Green' city is a place that people want to be.”
University of Manchester Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology.

In addition to Earth Summit 2022, Manchester can offer a whole range of visits which will support student learning and plenty more that will simply provide a chance for some fun.

   


Why Manchester?

During your stay in Manchester you will find a whole host of activities to keep you and your students busy outside of the Earth Summit. Take a look at our Visit Guide Manchester for inspiration and ideas for school and college groups. 

It also came first for its work towards the development goal for Sustainable Cities and Communities and Responsible Consumption and Production, as well as a second place for work in relation to Life Below Water.

“A green city is a healthy place to live, work and play. It is not just a city that has an abundance of green space, but it is a modern, vibrant and resilient city with its eye on the future. Ultimately, a 'Green' city is a place that people want to be.”
University of Manchester Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology.

Get a quick quote today, and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your Earth Summit Experience in Manchester in more detail.


Our Accommodation Partners

We have chosen our accommodation partners based on their commitment to achieving net zero and climate action. 

You can choose from Youth Hostel or Premier Inn style accommodation based either in the city centre or the outskirts.

The owners of Premier Inn, Whitbread is making a pledge to achieve Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2040.

They are the first UK hotel chain to publicly commit to such an ambitious target, but as the UK's largest hospitality company, are proud to lead the change. Confident in accelerating this journey as part of their Force for Good sustainability programme to help guests rest easy knowing they are choosing an environmentally responsible business. 

This means planning to reduce scope 1 and 2 emissions to zero. A small remainder may need to be offest through nature - for example by planting trees or utilising technology such as carbon capture and storage. 

   

A key element of YHA strategy is taking care of their places and spaces, ensuring they are sustainable.

They invest in sustainability as a strategic priority and consider environmental impact across all of their work. They  work in partnership with environment organisations to connect those that stay, visit, volunteer and work with them to existing environmental campaigns and programmes.

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