100 Seconds ’til Midnight: Stopping the Clock

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
22 February 2022
Author / Presenters: 
Bernard Caleo , Kaya Wilson, and Tillie Boleyn

100 Seconds ’til Midnight is an interactive series of events responding to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ plea for world leaders to take action on climate change before it's too late. Led by storyteller Bernard Caleo, a team of experts has been called upon to respond to an imagined climate change crisis, ten years into the future. Putting their minds together, our experts are utilising STEAM skills to propose solutions and reverse the effects of climate change on a small coastal town.

Building on the proposals outlined in session one and the workshops conducted in Victorian secondary schools, this session brings our experts and teens back to the stage to present their findings. What decisions have they made? And what is the best way to implement them now, before this future becomes a reality? Can we work together to stop the clock?

Alongside two panel events, we’re running educational workshops. If you’re a teacher interested in having one of our experts run a STEAM workshop in your school, click here.

The first event in this series is also open to the public. Check out our experts introducing the scenario in the introductory event, 100 Seconds ’til Midnight: Countdown to Catastrophe.