Skip to main content

Inspiring Environmental Awareness in Youth through Books and Films

Award-winning author, illustrator, and filmmaker Lynne Cherry explores how books and videos can inspire youth to engage in conservation and citizen-science. Cherry discusses the story behind her classic book The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest, as well has her more recent offering How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate. She will also show several videos from her collection of short films, Young Voices for the Planet.

These inspiring vignettes capture how students are making a difference through environmental action. For example, the story of N.Y. resident Olivia Bouler who, at 11, raised $200,000 for Audubon following the BP oil spill.