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Calgary Zoo: Panel: How to foster environmental action in youth

Calgary ZooEnvironmental and Outdoor Education
1 Hour Session
10:30 AM, Friday 14 Feb 2020 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Calgary Zoo - Safari Lodge
Location : Calgary Zoo - Safari Lodge

How do you foster action for environmental protection in youth?

Why is the environment important? How do we encourage and support youth to take action for conservation.

Is there an age that is too young to start the conservation dialogue?

Join a panel of experts from diverse backgrounds including Sheila Watt Cloutier author of "The Right To Be Cold", a leader in studying the environment in the north. Continue the dialogue to foster learning and a love for the environment.

Typically people think of the sciences when discussing the environment, what other subject areas do you think could be incorporated and how? Explore strategies to integrate environment into all components of curriculum development.

Main Questions

How do you encourage and support youth to take action for conservation?

What age should we be focusing action requests on?

Is there an age that is too young?

How do action requests change for different ages?

What is your view on personal action vs societal-collective action? Private sphere vs public/political action

Calgary Zoo
Conservation Education Specialist
CPAWS Southern Alberta
Environmental Educator
Blood Tribe Climate Change Coordinator

Who's Attending