Kids Teaching Kids at Point Nepean National Park has become a much-anticipated fixture on the teaching calendars of local schools and registrations are now open for the September 6 student-led environmental conference taking place during Kids Teaching Kids Week.

More than 1,200 students over the past six years have explored solutions for global and local challenges during this innovative environmental youth leadership conference at Point Nepean National Park.

Kids Teaching Kids is a schools-based education model that raises environmental awareness and workshops solutions, bringing youth together to solve common challenges and feel inspired as the next generation of leaders.

The free one-day youth conference at Point Nepean presents peer-learning workshops designed by the students themselves as they take collective responsibility for the future health of our natural resources.  The program promotes positive wellbeing and helps build resilience in young people as they become confident, caring and informed citizens ready to take on new challenges.  Several schools have also gone on to form strong ongoing partnerships and mentor connections with community groups.

Suited to grades 5–6 or early secondary years 7-9, registrations are open to a maximum of 30 students per school.  Schools are encouraged to present a 40-minute workshop on an environmentally themed topic of their choice or can attend as audience members.

Kids Teaching Kids promotes a very tangible link for our youth to connect with their local environment, helping the next generation understand how global issues impact special places like our national parks.”

“We hope to hope to attract around 230 students from at least 10 different schools to the conference, and openly welcome new schools, as well as those who have an existing connection with the park, to participate in this very worthwhile program, ” said Area Chief Ranger – Southern Peninsula, Mr Kris Rowe. 

Registrations can be made at www.kidsteachingkids.com.au.

Media/ Photo opportunities are available with students, park rangers prior to and on the day.

Media enquiries: Andrea Rowe, media liaison on behalf of Point Nepean NP

Email coastalconnection@skymesh.com.au   Mob 0409 965 552

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