Kids in Action

Kids in Action grows a culture that values caring for the natural world

Venue 114
Fri 07 September 2018

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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:
  • biodiversity
  • threatened species
  • waterways and coastal environments
  • cultural heritage
  • sustainability.
The program hopes to increase youth awareness and knowledge. It also fosters links between young people and their communities.
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Kids in Action is proudly supported by council's Environment Levy and Kids Teaching Kids.
 
Important Dates:
Friday 29 March - Registration closes
Friday 20 April - Delegate numbers and details for Environmental Projects Day due
Friday 4 May - Environmental Projects Day (Point Cartwright Reserve)
Friday 31 August - Delegate numbers and details for conference due
Friday 7 September - Kids Teaching Kids Conference (Lake Kawana Community Centre)
Friday 21 September - Last date for teacher support funding invoices.
 
Program:
Day 1 - Friday 4 May 2018: Kids in Action Environmental Projects Day - Point Cartwright Reserve.
 
The Environmental Projects Day engages student’s in education and citizen science activities. It will encourage them to feel like informed, confident and capable citizens able to combat challenges and actively protect their environment. The day also provides an opportunity to become acquainted with community mentors, to provoke ideas, and to stimulate interest in the 2017 Kids in Action conference theme.
 
Day 2 - Thursday 7 September 2018: Kids in Action Conference - Venue 114
 
The Kids in Action Conference encourages students to learn from each other, through workshops, displays and performances. We want to increase our student’s environmental knowledge and understanding of local environmental issues. The conference encourages students to take responsibility for their learning through the planning and delivery of environmental projects.
 
Term 4 - Kids in Action Road Show - Following the Kids in Action Conference, winners of the Kid’s Choice presentation awards will be invited to take their presentations on the road and share their environmental message with other schools.
 
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