- Last updated:
- 14 Jul 2020
Kids in Action is an environmental education program aiming to increase knowledge and change actions. Program outcomes include:
- increasing knowledge and awareness - environmental literacy
- engendering protection and responsibility - environmental stewardship
- making changes in actions - pro-environmental behaviour
- valued learning process - constructivist learning
The Sunshine Coast Kids in Action annual conferences are highly successful with over 2,800 Sunshine Coast students across 53 schools participating to date over the past eight years.
Kids in Action Program 2019
To celebrate UNESCO’s international Year of Indigenous Languages, the 2019 Kids in Action theme was Connecting to Country: Celebrating nature’s icons. Schools were encouraged to choose a native species (flora or fauna) significant to their school and through connecting with and learning from their local Traditional Custodians across Kabi Kabi and Jinibara Countries, develop a deep understanding of the ecological role and cultural significance of their species. Under the guidance of local Traditional Custodians, students learned about their iconic species, they learned language and they began a journey towards becoming passionate custodians of Country.
The 2019 Kids in Action Program was formally recognised for its contribution to fostering reconciliation and paving the way for a better future in Queensland by winning (in partnership with Gubbi Gubbi Dance and Jinibara People's Aboriginal Corporation) the Queensland Government Reconciliation Award for Partnership.
Kids in Action Environmental Projects Day 2019
Kids in Action Conference 2019
Kids in Action Conference 2018
Kids in Action Conference 2017
Kids in Action Conference 2016
- See the highlights from the 2016 Conference
Kids in Action Conference 2015
- See the highlights from the 2015 Conference
- Watch the 2015 Kids in Action Conference Youth Environment Vision video
- View images on Facebook
Kids in Action Conference 2014
Kids in Action Conference 2013
- See the highlights from the 2013 Conference
Kids in Action Conference 2012
- See the highlights from the 2012 Conference
Thank you to the teachers, students and mentors who took part in the Kids Teaching Kids process, and congratulations to everyone involved.