Youth Survey on vision for the future of Climate Education
As part of ESD for 2030 UNESCO is developing a green curriculum guideline to help integrate climate education into every school; to do this they want to know what young people want from Climate Education so that they can be a leading voice in the upcoming development.
The results from this survey will be published at COP27 in Egypt in November 2022, and will go on to inform the release of UNESCO’s greening curriculum guideline scheduled for launch at COP28 in 2023.
UNESCO are asking everyone working in a capacity with young people aged 12-25 to share the survey as much as possible, before the closing date of 8th August 2022.
Applications open for their Youth Board
Chester Zoo are looking for young people aged 18 – 26 to join their Youth Board and work closely with staff and trustees to ensure the zoo is relevant and accessible for young people.
“From tattoo artists and engineers to teachers and students, our Youth Board is made up of diverse young professionals and students. All aged 18 to 26 years old, they have one mission – to help prevent extinction.
Members contribute to the Board on a voluntary basis, elect their own Chair and are accountable to the Board of Trustees. They provide a voice for young people and support the zoo to develop its programmes to appeal to teenagers and young adults.
Through working collaboratively with Trustees, Directors, zoo staff and other young people they enable the zoo to achieve its mission, with a particular focus on empowering the next generation of conservationists.”
Bookings are open for Generation Wild, WWT’s nature connection programme for schools in economically disadvantaged areas, until July 2023. This interactive programme brings children together with wildlife at a local wetlands centre, and consolidates learning with at school and at home activities. A series of curriculum resources makes it super easy to tie this learning in with class topics too.
“The Generation Wild programme has been built in partnership with production company Stand + Stare, who have brought together a team of theatrical producers, creative technologists and puppeteers to offer a truly unique and unforgettable immersive experience.
Children and their families will find themselves transported by a magical narrative as they meet Ava, a part-bird, part-human creature in a giant nest. Can they help her to find her family, fulfil her destiny and unlock some of nature’s wildest secrets along the way?”
Are ROARING to go with their live adaptation of Michael Foreman’s ‘Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish’ at Edinburgh Fringe
This riotous hour, packed with signature silliness, will have you tapping your toes from start to finish! And if you can’t get to Edinburgh, you can see it online and share it with your young ones for free on their website.
Check it out here.
WWF urges UK to transform farmland to boost food resilience and tackle nature crisis
WWF’s latest report in their Future of Feed series has shown that livestock and their feed make up 85% of the UK’s land use for agriculture, with 40% of the UK’s arable land being used to grow cereal crops to feed animals. By replacing animal feeds like soy and cereal with alternatives like grass, by-products from the food supply chain, and innovative feed ingredients such as insect meal, farmers could free up more land for people and could be at the heart of a transition to nature-friendly regenerative agriculture.