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Climate Action Leadership Program

About the Program

The program explores how youth can formulate leadership action within their communities and maintain an active hope strategy to sustain action on climate emergency into the future.

  • What is Active Hope as it is relevant for young people?
  • How do we use Active Hope to formulate a strategy for youth leadership?
  • What examples are there of action adults have taken to address local climate emergency issues?
  • What are our first steps in taking action to address an issue we have as a group identified?


Excursion Duration:

3-10 1h sessions

Year Level:

Years 5-8

Group Size:



Depends on number of sessions


Term 2 2021

Program Themes:

climate emergency, climate change, climate action, climate breakdown, active hope, Elsternwick Reserve

In this session we explore:

  • Exploring Active Hope
  • Using Active Hope to identify a strategy for action, identifying our first steps.
  • Examining a climate emergency issue adults have taken action on – the Elsternwick Reserve – a response by the City of Bayside.
  • The importance of habitat in biodiversity corridors.
  • Our plans for action – taking those first steps and creating a plan for action.

This incursion is delivered online using Zoom. A teacher and class can join the session from the classroom or remotely from home. A meeting link and instructions will be sent out with the booking confirmation. Minimum group size is 10, maximum group size is 100.

The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional custodians of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other First Nations and Elder members of our multicultural community.