Students from the Murrindindi Shire join kids’ green revolution to celebrate 15 years of environment action.
Students from the Murrindindi Shire will join forces with more than 10,000 kids across Australia as part of a kids’ green revolution that has been campaigning for the environment for 15 years.
Using science experiments, theatrical performances, songs and comedy, the students will teach each other about environmental issues during the 2014 Target Kids Teaching Kids Week which is being held between 8-12 September. The Murrindindi Shire Students will be taking part in one of about 500 events during Target Kids Teaching Kids Week with approximately 100 students presenting at the Yea Wetlands on Tuesday 9th September. Presentation topics include: worm farms, Helmeted Honey Eaters, bees and aquaponics.
“Our children are excited, empowered and so enthusiastic to share their story with each other, their school and community. We are seeing some wonderful practical outcomes from the Kids Teaching Kids program – all directed by the kids,” said Cathy Olive from the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network.
Throughout its 15 years, Kids Teaching Kids has been enlisting green army recruits. Their mission: to educate themselves, their classmates and their communities about issues like climate change, conservation, energy, water, and population growth. Kids Teaching Kids creator Arron Wood, who was Environmentalist of the Year for his environmental education efforts, said that Australia should be proud of this kids’ green revolution.
“Our kids have been achieving some phenomenal results – whether it’s the restoration of a wetland area or the establishment of a waste water campaign or things as simple as school recycling programs, kids have wonderful ideas and this program allows them to put their concepts into action,” Arron said.