Kinship webinar series: Running a successful environmental education program

27 August 2013 | News story

Tips from Madagascar and Peru are provided by 2011 Kinship Fellows Kerstin Forsberg, a CEC member, and Julie Razafimanahaka in this September 18 webinar. Register today!

Running a Successful Environmental Education Program

Social norms and culture determine how we interact with nature. Educating children and youth to steward and protect their natural surroundings has a vital impact on influencing norms and ensuring the long-term survival and health of ecosystems.  Join 2011 Kinship Fellows Kerstin Forsberg and Julie Razafimanahaka as they share some of the lessons they’ve learned while building and operating successful environmental education programs.
 
September 18, 2013
 
1:00pm Central (USA)
 
 
The Kinship Webinar Series: Relevant topics in conservation leadership.  Free and open to the public.
 
Featured Speakers
 
Julie Hanta Razafimanahaka is director of madagasikara Voikajy, a Malagasy association founded in 2005 to promote the conservation of Madagascar's unique biodiversity for the benefit of Malagasy people, by mitigating key threats through applied research and targeted actions.  Before taking the direxctor position in 2011, Julie managed the sustainability and outreach program at Madagasikara Voakajy for three years.  She carried out research focused on understanding bushmeat hunting in Madagascar and environmental education activities aimed at reducing lemur hunting.
 
Kerstin Forsberg is founder and director of Planeta Océano, a Peruvian non-profit organization focused on empowering coastal communities in marine conservation. As a biologist with over 9 years of practice in conservation, she’s designed, developed and contributed to numerous research and environmental education initiatives. With her work at Planeta Océano, Kerstin has founded the Marine Educator’s Network of Peru, a platform of over 50 schools to strengthen marine education. She’s empowered dozens of youth-lead projects in coastal communities and has developed the ‘Ocean Explorers’ program, focused on teaching marine education through fun and participatory initiatives. As a Kinship and Ashoka fellow, Kerstin has been named a top ’30 under 30’ social entrepreneur by Forbes Magazine, and recently received WWF’s International President’s Award for her work in environmental conservation.  
 
For more information, contact CEC member Kerstin Forsberg at kerstin@planetaoceano.org
 
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