Last week I spoke to the co-creator of a really inspiring environmental education programme. It left me wondering what effect this programme has on the kids that take part in it, from their point of view. So on today’s show I chat to one of the previous attendees, a passionate young woman called Amy Park.
Amy attended Kids Teaching Kids back in 2010, when she in year 9, and it had a lasting effect………she became aware of the bigger picture and became determined to spread the message of saving the environment.
She went on to study a double degree in Journalism and Professional Writing.
And now at 22, Amy splits her time between working for a South Australian politician, for a PR company and as a journalist. She also volunteers each year at the Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids Conference and assists a few schools in Adelaide on the Kids Teaching Kids programme.
The Kids Teaching Conference is being held in Melbourne on the 24-25 October 2017.
The children’s book Amy talked about, that affected her as a child was The Tin Forest by British author-illustrator Helen Ward, which was illustrated by British illustrator Wayne Anderson. It was published in 2001.
Living alone in the midst of environmental devastation, an elderly man refuses to accept the desolation surrounding him. An inspirational story of how one individual, if they have enough hope, can make a difference to the world.
The illustrations in this book are beautiful and the use of colour to show the change from desolate landscape to nature coming back is perfect.
If you would like to read the book visit The Tin Forest (Imogen’s affiliate link)
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