Sarah Pilkington - Environmental Education in Rural Australian Schools
Published March 1, 2018
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    Welcome to the first Wildkerkids podcast episode of 2018!

    On this week’s show I have Sarah Pilkington, a school teacher from rural (& I mean rural) Australia.

    In our conversation, amongst other things, you’ll hear about.......

    What life is like in a rural school that serves a farming community.

    What environmental programmes are part of the curriculum in Australian schools.

    How in an area where water scarcity is a huge problem, school children are playing a vital research role for the government.

    How getting children practically involved in environmental sustainability is far more successful than just teaching them the topic.

    How important it is to introduce sustainability through a lens that children can understand and relate to.


    I hope you enjoy today’s chat. For me it was great to hear about life in an Australian rural school as compared to life in city schools in Australia which is what I’m familiar with. It left me feeling the need to do a road trip to undertake some school visits in some of these remote communities. I reckon that would be pretty fun!

    To learn more about the Kids Teaching Kids Programme that Sarah talks about and how your kids or your school can get involved please visit www.kidsteachingkids.com.au. Please also check out the interview I did with the co-founder Arron Wood.

    For the show notes please visit www.wilderkids.org
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