Climate change is an issue that concerns everyone from scientists to government officials to big business to the average person. Environmental efforts to stem climate change are often focused on what city ordinances or major corporations can contribute, whether it’s curbing smoke emissions from vehicles or recycling. However, everyone has a stake in the welfare of Planet Earth - young or old, rich or poor - even children should learn to do their part.
Museo Pambata aims to show how kids can participate in saving the environment through the 2nd Asian Children's Museum Conference to be held at the Manila Hotel, from February 2 to 4, 2012. This three-day conference focuses on the theme “Children and Climate Change” and is set to talk about how parents, teachers and other adults involved in working with children can tackle issues on climate change so that young people can play a more important role in the subject.
“Global communities are addressing climate change more keenly as we witness environmental havoc - earthquakes, flooding and extreme weather conditions. Children learn about this in school, media and from their parents, or experience these firsthand as victims of these environmental changes. It is important to know how the various sectors in society are addressing these issues on climate change,” explains Nina Lim-Yuson, president and CEO of Museo Pambata Foundation Inc.
Yuson aims to accomplish this by providing engaging and fun learning modules on climate change through programs, interactive exhibits and publications for children, hoping to inspire them to help with eco-efforts. “We want the next generations to be champions in their own way, to become “planet savers,” to be a part of the solution and not the problem.”