Building Resilience To Natural Disasters
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 each of these events before the next arrives.
Minderoo Foundation’s Fire and Flood Resilience Initiative aims 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.
About the Resources
Students will grow their understanding of 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. This leads to better outcomes before, during and after they have been impacted by a natural disaster.
Across a range of subjects, students will explore leadership qualities, social and emotional well-being, technologies to assist with natural disaster recovery, and social actions they can take to increase their fire and flood preparedness.
All lessons comprise of two mutually reinforcing components – the principles and the environments in which resilient communities strive – which are designed to holistically guide teachers, community leaders and organisations in their work within communities.
Resilient Australia Primary and Secondary Units
Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Primary
Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – English
– Years 7 & 8
Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Geography
– Years 7 & 8
Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Design & Technology – Years 7 & 8
Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Art – Years 7 & 8
Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – HPE – Years 7 & 8
With Thanks to Our Partners
Minderoo Foundation is independent, forward thinking and seeks effective, scalable solutions. We are proudly Australian, and one of Asia’s largest philanthropies, with AUD $2 billion committed to a range of global initiatives.
© 2022 Minderoo Foundation and Cool Australia.
Cool Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to land, water and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and emerging.