- Last updated:
- 06 Jan 2020
Kids in Action promotes Kids Teaching Kids as a way of changing community views and uses of the natural environment. Through this approach students:
- Participate in hands-on activities as part of the Environmental Projects Day where they are inspired to think about their own potential school-based projects
- Are linked to community mentors and experts that provide a valuable learning resource
- Research and undertake their own environmental project
- Present their research in a workshop to fellow students
- Watch other schools present their workshops
- Take their message out into the broader community
- Develop an active role for a greener future.
As part of Kids Teaching Kids Week, council will join with local environment groups to inspire the region’s future environmental leaders. Young delegates in years five through to eight will teach each other about local environmental issues around:
- threatened species
- waterways and coastal environments
- cultural heritage
The program hopes to increase youth awareness and knowledge. It also fosters links between young people and their communities.
Kids in Action is proudly supported by council's Environment Levy and Kids Teaching Kids.