Between 20-25 March, the NHM will be hosting a series of free events curated in partnership with scientists and young people from around the world to drive positive change for a global future.
On a mission to ‘create advocates that are informed, confident, and motivated to make wise decisions, get involved, and use their influence and actions to drive positive change for the planet’s future,’ the Natural History Museum has launched Generation Hope: Act for the Planet.
The week-long event, which will take place between 20-25 March, aims to inspire youth to play an active part in preserving the Earth.
It’s doing so with a series of free workshops, panels, and talks curated in partnership with scientists and young people from around the world.
Intended to be approachable and accessible, the programme comprises a host of activities (both online and in-person) that will demystify some of the issues at the root of the environmental crisis and demonstrate the possible routes forward that young people can take.
From getting to grips with the science behind our current climate emergency and understanding its far-reaching impacts, to strengthening skills and tackling eco-anxiety, there are numerous options available to attendees seeking to foster more knowledge – no matter where they are on their journey.
‘Only by connecting to one another, bridging divides and forming communities can we ensure a future where people and planet thrive,’ says Conor O’Keeffe, creative producer at NHM and the project’s overseer.
‘By the end of the week, our hope is that everyone participating can commit to one action, whether it’s following up on a new connection, or speaking up on behalf of nature.’