[ASC-media] 450 Victorian Students Get Water Smart in lead up to World Environment Day

Cathy Reade creade at squirrel.com.au
Wed Jun 2 12:12:17 CEST 2010


 

MELBOURNE WATER

KIDS TEACHING KIDS

 

Media Notification

 

KEY WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY EVENT FOR KIDS

Great photo, footage and story opportunity in lead up to World Environment
Day

 

2010 MELBOURNE WATER YOUTH CONFERENCE, 3-4 JUNE

 

WHAT: 

The two-day 2010 Melbourne Water Youth Conference, 3-4 June, a 'kids
teaching kids' eisteddfod-like event in Melbourne to celebrate the UN's
World Environment Day on 5 June.

 

Over 450 primary and secondary students and teachers from 55 schools across
Melbourne and regional Victoria will be exploring issues such as drought;
water recycling, supply and conservation; stormwater reuse; water quality;
population growth and the planning and design of cities in the future.

 

PHOTO/FOOTAGE:

In the lead up to World Environment Day on 5 June, great photo, film and
interview opportunities are available: 

 

9.30am - 4pm Thurs, 3 June, Victory Room, Etihad Stadium, Docklands for
'kids teaching kids' day of comedy, songs, quizzes, rap, plays and
experiments on water issues and creating water smart towns.

 

9.30am - 2.30pm Friday, 4 June, Melbourne Zoo for environment activities
such as making a giant gorilla sculpture out of mobile phones, native bird
box building, creating a giant seal sculpture out of recycled plastics,
working out how much water our city catches, looking at animal adaptations
to water; building water sensitive gardens, a leap into action frog activity
and Indigenous Hip Hop.

 

INTERVIEW TALENT:

-          Students and teachers who can talk about their water issues and
solutions.

-          Arron Wood, Conference Founder and former winner of the
Environmentalist of the Year Award, on the importance of involving kids in
environment solutions and what issues are important to kids;

-          Guests, celebrities and expert panel members including:

Comedienne Claire Hooper 

Video Hits presenter, Faustina "Fuzzy" Agolley, 

Nick Riewoldt, AFL St Kilda Football Player 

Eleanor Underwood, Chairman of Melbourne Water 

Kathryn Franklin, CitiPower Powercor 

Anita Roper, CEO, Sustainability Victoria. 

Deb Spring: National Manager, Corporate Responsibility & Stakeholder
Relations, Australia Post, 

Professor Robert Adams AM, Director City Design, City of Melbourne

 

Media are welcome to attend but being a children's event you need to
register. If coming to Melbourne Zoo, please enter via front gate. If coming
to Etihad Stadium please enter via gate 9.

 

Media contact: For press release and interviews contact Cathy Reade: 0413
575 934; email: creade at squirrel.com.au

 

The conference is proudly supported by Melbourne Water, Melbourne Zoo,
CitiPower Powercor, Parks Victoria, Department of Education and Early
Childhood Development, Sustainability Victoria, Veolia Transport and
Bunnings. It is a part of the Australia Post Kids Teaching Kids program.





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