Australia has experienced increasingly frequent, intense, repeated, and now overlapping shocks such as fires, floods, and drought. Coupled with chronic stresses including economic inequity, reduced levels of services in rural and regional areas, and social exclusion, these disasters have conspired to challenge communities across the country. Communities have little or no time to prepare, respond and recover from these events before the next arrives.
Minderoo Foundation's Fire and Flood Resilience Initiative aim to reduce the harm caused to communities and the environment by fire and flood. They harness the collective power of communities, industry, government, philanthropy and the research sector to lift Australia to be the global leader in fire and flood resilience by 2025. For more information, see Minderoo Foundation’s website.
These resources cover a range of subjects and year levels, allowing you to introduce natural disaster resilience skills and knowledge across various primary school classes.
Students will grow their understanding about what a natural disaster is, how it functions, and what actions they can take to make themselves and their local communities more prepared and more resilient, leading to better outcomes during as well as after they have been impacted by a natural disaster.