Amy Park – Impact Of An Environmental Education

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Environmental podcast about Kids Teaching Kids.

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.

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The Kids Teaching Conference is being held in Melbourne on the 24-25 October 2017.

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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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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. Kirk Crummie

    So great to hear about this program from the kids taking part point of view. I wish we had something like that here in the states. cheers Kirk

    • wilderkids

      Hi Kirk, so glad you enjoyed the interview with Amy. We thought it would be great to get the perspective of the kids taking part too.

  2. Stieger

    When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Appreciate it!

    • wilderkids

      Just click on the “unsubscribe” link or “manage by subscription” link that appears at the bottom of the next email you receive. That should stop you receiving any future notifications.

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