The Art4Agriculture Young Eco Champion program for 2012/13 will train a team of 5 young natural resource management professionals from Southern Rivers region of NSW. They will be trained to develop leadership and communication skills and become local faces of sustainable primary production and natural resource management. See Erin Lake our 2011 Young Eco Champion in action here
Eco Champions will work with Young Farmer Champions to present Archibull Prize activities in 15 schools throughout the region using a range of authentic and contemporary learning tools that allow young people to explore the economic, environmental and social challenges of sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation activities through the 'Archibull Prize' competition.
The Archibull Prize 2013 will see the five Young Eco Champions actively engage with students in their local schools to explore and understand the challenge of producing food and fibre sustainably. The student groups will enter their project work and artwork to win the 'Archibull Prize' which uses creative arts and multimedia to engage the students and the wider community in discussions about agricultural sustainability and natural resource management. The objective is to bridge the rural urban divide giving rural producers a better understanding of their urban customers and in turn, the urban communities gaining an insight into modern agricultural production and the efforts that rural producers undertake to protect the natural resource base. See here for example of type of resources you will create for your visit to schools.
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The Young Eco Champion program is an Art4agriculture initiative supported by the