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ALIVE Youth Conference

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 27 Feb 2013

We went out to the ALIVE Youth conference to show the students some of the Australian Museum's environmental and sustainability programs.

ALIVE engages young people in the Hawkesbury through empowering them to identify and address a local environmental issue. This project is innovative and unique as the environmental issues that the young people work on will be identified by them and therefore also allows young people to have ownership and develop solutions to the issue on both a long-term and short -tem scale. Alive! is strongly underpinned by the development of networks, partnerships and relationships which will enable the work developed through the project to continue.

To see all of the projects check out videos from the 14 schools. These videos were created by the students and UWS media students. www.youtube.com/AliveProjectHEN

We highlighted invertebrate biodiversity through the Museum in a Box® and Bugwise programs. With the Museum2you resources we showed students how to be more sustainable in the home.

These resources can help you if you would like to address environmental issues in your local area.