Arron Wood – Inspiring Our Next Environmental Leaders

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Environmental podcast with Arron Wood from Kids Teaching Kids.

Arron Wood has been a champion of the environment for most of his life. In this episode of Wilderkids, Arron shares the key turning point in his life, when, at 8 years old, the environmental warrior was born.

Arron Wood is an Australian sustainable business and education leader. He is also the former Deputy Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne (he was the Mayor when this interview took place) and former chairman of the World Ecocity Summit Advisory Board.

At age 21, Arron co-created the amazing environmental education program, Kids Teaching Kids, that has inspired over 182,700 future environmental leaders!

The Kids Teaching Kids Program aims to:

  • Increase environmental literacy
  • Create connections within communities
  • Drive on-ground environmental projects
  • Encourage engagement in STEM

At the age of 25 Arron was declared the Young Australian of the Year in the National Environment category. Two years later he received the Centenary Medal for outstanding contributions in support of conservation and the environment. In 2006 he received the United Nations Individual Award for Outstanding Service to the Environment, and then in 2007 he won the Prime Minister’s Australian Environmentalist of the Year.

Listen here . . .

Learn more about Arron and Kids Teaching Kids or connect with them on Facebook.

The children’s book Arron talked about, that affected him as child was Animalia by British born, Australian author-illustrator Graeme Base. First published in 1986, it has gone on to sell over 3 million copies.

It’s a visually stunning alphabet book full of fun illustrations featuring many many animals.

If you would like to read the book visit Animalia


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When I’m not podcasting I write and illustrate children’s books – taking children on adventures all around the world saving our planet’s wildlife.

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4 Responses

  1. Andrea

    Terrific interview, and inspiring initiative for kids! Thanks for sharing the story of Arron and the kids he has inspired. I love Animalia too

    • wilderkids

      Thanks Andrea! So glad you enjoyed it. Kids Teaching Kids is certainly a great programme and Arron’s passion is contagious.

      Imogen :o)

  2. T. Paltrow

    I really enjoyed this episode. What a great program for kids.

    • Imogen

      Hi, yes I agree, it’s brilliant to get kids at that age to really connect to the environment

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