Valuing the voice of youth
During the very successful Spring into Parks program in 2019, the WA Parks Foundation partnered with Millennium Kids on two events at Burra Rock Conservation Park near Kalgoorlie. The Kids on Country team shared their stories, explained local plants, cooked damper and guided visitors around this site within the Great Western Woodlands.
In the future protection and conservation of the planet’s biodiversity and ecosystems, it’s of great importance that the voices of young people are heard and the WA Parks Foundation is pleased to have the opportunity to promote another event involving Millennium Kids, the forthcoming Changing Your World Youth Conference.
This conference on March 6 will be hosted by the City of Canning with facilitation support from Millennium Kids and the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions. It will bring together 100 young people from across the City to have a say about the things they care about and co-design opportunities for change.
The program will use a “Skills for Life” process with young people identifying the issues and challenges in their community and co-designing suggested solutions that can be implemented to make positive change. Biodiversity, the Natural Environment and Land Use will be among the topics.