Day School: Carbon: Its Relevance to Climate Change

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Life as we know it on earth would not be possible without carbon. Living things get most of the carbon they need from the carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans. This course will explore some features of carbon chemistry that make this possible and why human activity is affecting the environmental balance.

Course aim

This short introduction to carbon chemistry will cover the basics of carbon’s role in shaping life on earth and its relevance to climate change.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain the carbon cycle and its relevance to climate change
  • Describe how carbon is transferred between living organisms through respiration and transpiration
  • Name the main functional groups that combine with carbon in biomolecules to form proteins, sugars and lipids

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Day School: Carbon: Its Relevance to Climate Change

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Due to face to face teaching being suspended unfortunately this course is not currently available for enrolment.

We are launching a range of online courses shortly that may be of interest to you so sign up here to hear more.

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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