- Last updated:
- 19 Jul 2018
The 2018 Kids in Action Program is now fully booked. Please feel free to get in early with your expression of interest for the 2019 program.
This year the Kids in Action theme is ‘Changing Climates – Changing Lives’– focusing on the implications of climate change both locally and across the globe. The theme asks us to consider how we and other species are adapting to climate-related changes and what the opportunities are to build resilience and inspire positive change?
Schools can explore this overall theme through the following sub-themes:
- Adapting to change – Investigating and understanding the changes resulting from climate change. What are the implications for people, places, other species and our current way of life both here on the coast and beyond? How are we and other species adapting to the change?
- Building resilience – Recognising the need to move beyond just adapting to change to building the ability to absorb the shock and see the impact as an opportunity to innovate and evolve. How can we build resilience at both an individual and societal level?
- Changing futures – Consider the quote, “We only protect what we love. We only love what we know, and only know that which we have a meaningful connection to.” Climate change can be a divisive topic, explore how we can move beyond the rhetoric and speak to people’s hearts, moving beyond knowledge to inspiring positive action.
Day 1 - Friday 4 May 2018: Kids in Action Environmental Projects Day - Point Cartwright Reserve
The Environmental Projects Day engages student’s in education and citizen science activities. It will encourage them to feel like informed, confident and capable citizens able to combat challenges and actively protect their environment. The day also provides an opportunity to become acquainted with community mentors, to provoke ideas, and to stimulate interest in the 2018 Kids in Action conference theme.
Day 2 - Friday 7 September 2018: Kids in Action Conference - Lake Kawana Community Centre
The Kids in Action Conference encourages students to learn from each other, through workshops, displays and performances. We want to increase our student’s environmental knowledge and understanding of local environmental issues. The conference encourages students to take responsibility for their learning through the planning and delivery of environmental projects.
Term 4 - Kids in Action Road Show - Following the Kids in Action Conference, winners of the Kid’s Choice presentation awards will be invited to take their presentations on the road and share their environmental message with other schools.
Friday 29 March - Registration closed
Friday 20 April - Delegate numbers and details for Environmental Projects Day due
Friday 4 May - Environmental Projects Day (Point Cartwright Reserve)
Friday 31 August - Delegate numbers and details for conference due
Friday 7 September - Kids Teaching Kids Conference (Lake Kawana Community Centre)
Friday 21 September - Last date for teacher support funding invoices.
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