The first ReShape the World forum for young people interested in sustainability and in helping to address environmental challenges will be held during National Science Week.
Today’s young Tasmanians are increasingly aware of current global ecological and climate crises and are passionate about the world they live in, with many actively involved in finding solutions to the local and global issues which threaten our environment.
ReShape the World aims to contribute to the landscape of similar environmental events and provides a platform for school-aged students to share their ideas and the sustainable initiatives which they are championing in their local area, as well as to collaborate with their peers, families, researchers, and with the wider community.
There will also be opportunities to hear from, and engage with, researchers and professionals who are working directly on solutions to local and global environmental issues.
The event will showcase the diversity of ways which individuals can contribute to positive, sustainable change, including activities which young Tasmanians and their families can do at home or in their local community, such as altering everyday consumer choices, participating in citizen science, or volunteering.
Study opportunities and potential career paths will also be addressed.
Organiser and National Science Week Committee member Jeannie-Marie LeRoi believes that National Science Week provides an ideal opportunity to showcase what school students are achieving in meeting today’s environmental challenges, which align closely with the University of Tasmania’s values of conserving our natural world and investing in research.
“Science, engineering and technology are vital to how we move forward as a society in solving the many environmental problems that we face, and young people play a critical role in imagining and implementing such solutions,” Ms LeRoi said.
ReShape the World is open to the wider community and student contributions are particularly welcome. This event and its participants will be supporting future leaders, researchers, communicators, technicians, entrepreneurs, and change-makers in creating a more sustainable future for us all.
Date: Sunday, 18 August
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: University of Tasmania Sandy Bay Campus