TESEP PD workshop: Plate Tectonics

Professional Development Workshop Series in Earth and Environmental Science

Plate tectonics explains the landforms we are familiar with on Earth today – as well as those from the past. The Plate Tectonics PD will examine the development of the plate tectonic theory, the mechanism for plate movement, and the effect of plate tectonics including where and how different rocks and natural resources form, and hazards like volcanoes and earthquakes. This workshop is highly relevant to the Year 9 science curriculum and includes suggested activities for the classroom. The workshop will also include an overview of Geoscience Australia’s role in earthquake monitoring and tsunami warnings.

The PD workshop will include hands-on classroom exercises, an overview of the integrated TESEP rock kit, plate tectonic poster and online resources, and an opportunity to learn more about the role of Geoscience Australia, their displays and Education Centre. Presentations will be available to attendees. The topics are focused at teachers of years 7-10 secondary science students and will be of interest to upper primary science years 4-6.

Teachers and laboratory technicians are welcome to attend. An ASTA Certificate of PD Attendance will be issued to all attendees.

Date: Monday 12 December 2022
Time: 9.15 am to 3.15 pm Cost: $35
Venue: Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre, 101 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston, ACT

Presenter: Phil Gilmore is a geoscientist with over 25 years of experience and expertise in geological mapping and geodynamics, mineral systems and exploration, outreach and geotourism.

To register for a workshop:
1. Please complete the following form and email to both [email protected] and [email protected]
2. You will be issued with an invoice by ASTA for payment by direct bank transfer or credit card.

TESEP plate tectonics and critical minerals PDs at GA Canberra_Dec 2022


Dec 12 2022


Australian Eastern Daylight Time
9:15 am - 3:15 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Dec 11 2022
  • Time: 5:15 pm - 11:15 pm




Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre
101 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston, ACT



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