Engaging the Younger Generation in Conservation
Date: April 10, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm ET
Instructors: Leslie Reed-Evans, Omar Gallardo
Cost: $55 before April 9, then cost will increase to $65
"Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for Nature. Properly cultivated, these values can mature into ecological literacy, and eventually into sustainable patterns of living."
– Zenobia Barlow, "Confluence of Streams"
But how can a land trust compete with Xbox, Wii and Flappy Birds? Pretty well it turns out - when you have good ideas and dedicated people. In this webinar, you will learn how two land trusts with very different missions, range of programming and size provide engaging programs for children and how nature education has helped each organization to engage a broad constituency, build membership, and raise awareness of the importance of conservation in everyone. Staff from Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation (MA) and LandPaths (CA) will share their ideas on creating engaging programs that appeal to a diverse group of children.