Costa to chat with kids on Facebook Live
Calling all budding nature lovers! Gardening guru Costa Georgiadis will be hosting a special Just for Kids Facebook Live event on Saturday, August 15. With the environment facing increasing pressure from the impacts of climate change and habitat destruction, Georgiadis – who is the Junior Landcare ambassador – wants young people to connect with him and share their ideas on how to protect and restore our natural world.
On Saturday August 15 at 10am, Georgiadis is inviting all nature-loving kids to log on at facebook.com.au/landcareaustralia and chat with him about protecting the environment and how they can learn to help at home or school by checking out Junior Landcare’s Learning Centre at juniorlandcare.org.au.
“I want to hear their questions, I want to hear their ideas and I want to know their biggest concerns and hopes for the environment in the future,” Georgiadis explains.
“This is the generation who can and will make a big difference in the fight to protect our planet, and I want to give these young minds the voice and platform to share their opinions. I want these kids to feel empowered about their ideas and learn how they can encourage their parents, families and teachers to help them take action.
“After the incredible images we received from kids across the country during Junior Landcare’s What’s in Your Backyard photo competition, it’s clear that young people are engaged and switched on with what’s happening in their environment more than ever.”
The What’s in Your Backyard competition challenged kids across Australia to grab a camera and snap photos of the flora and fauna in their backyard. The campaign aimed to encourage the next generation to get out into their gardens, onto their balconies or even look outside their window to take in the nature right on their doorstep.
The competition received more than 3000 entries, and featured everything from chickens, birds and bugs to trees, flowers and backyard vegie gardens. Georgiadis says the photos demonstrate how every child has their own special connection with nature.
“Not only have you shared your brilliant images, you also tell the story of your connection to a bigger world of nature and environment all around,” he says of the entrants. “Your observations matter because they give us inspiration and reason to be landcarers for life.”
What’s in Your Backyard? was a key activity in Junior Landcare’s new Learning Centre. This resource has 30-minute learning activities developed by education professionals to help children be aware, empowered and active in caring for their local environment. The Learning Centre aims to help children understand biodiversity, where their food comes from, Indigenous perspectives and recycling and waste management.
Kids who want to chat with Costa on Saturday, August 15, at 10am should log on to facebook.com.au/landcareaustralia