Prospective members of Future Proof Parks’ Youth Action Group were joined last week by guest speaker Megan McCubbin for a pre-launch session discussing conservation and Zoology.

Megan took time to discuss her beginning in the world of conservation and helped inspire the young participants to get involved in protecting their local environments, and spoke about the various ways young people can spark action to help the environment, from creating wildlife corridors with our neighbours to rewilding community space, to taking part in citizen science to learn more about biodiversity in local nature spots.

The session came two weeks before the closing date of applications for Future Proof Parks’ Youth Action Group, (Thursday 27th May) 

The Youth Action Group will meet every few weeks to explore these topics, along with exciting tasks and projects to work in between sessions.

  • Current issues facing young people and local green spaces, with themed sessions, guest speakers
  • How to set up a successful media campaign – exploring new platforms and ideas to engage young audience 
  • Key digital and media skills, such as graphic design, podcast creation, film, and photography, with an accreditation for attending all sessions
  • How to implement a campaign – exploring activities and resources for young people.

The young people joining Megan’s session were thankful to hear an authentic account of conservation from one of their peers. One young person said “Thank you, the session was fantastic and Meg is so inspiring. I am super excited!” and another “can’t wait to get started!

Applications to join the Future Proof Parks Youth Action Group are open until Thursday 27th May and Young people joining the group can expect to gain:

  • Communications skills and other transferable skills, such as teamwork, advocacy, and project planning.   
  • An accredited in digital campaign skills for your CV (upon completion of the programme) 
  • An opportunity to take action, implementing the campaign in your local community. 
  • Plus, agreed expenses are covered by the programme 

Find out more about the group and apply here!

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