Youth Engagement

Youth Engagement

Overview
This project aims to involve young people in their own projects to help them increase their connection with the environment and natural resource management issues.
Delivery Organisation
Wheatbelt NRM
Contact

Chris David

Program Manager - Productive Relationships

Phone: 08 9670 3107

Mobile: 0427 902 212

Email: cdavid@wheatbeltnrm.org.au

 

This project connects school and youth groups with the environment to increase our young people’s understanding of NRM and the issues affecting our region.  

 

Young people can be great influencers in their communities. Involving young people in their own projects can increase their connection with the local environment. They also share information with family and friends, helping the wider community become more aware of NRM issues. This helps more people get involved with practical NRM activities and creates environmental improvements over a larger area.

 

Schools can learn more about Noongar culture and language through the Mooditj Boodja website, the Noongar NRM wordlist and our Noongar storybooks.

 

We also work with young Aboriginal people through our Aboriginal NRM Employment Opportunities project.

 

PROJECT AIMS

  • Work with schools to link NRM issues with the school curriculum
  • Develop online learning tools for young people and schools
  • Make resources specific to young people available through a Youth Portal on our website
  • Run field days targeting young farmers
  • Provide a Youth Board Director scholarship for Wheatbelt NRM’s board
  • Run an annual youth competition that explores their connection to NRM and the environment
  • Create opportunities for learning between generations with family-friendly events.

 

Get in touch with the Productive Relationships team to organise an environmental activity with your school or for information for a class project.

 

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