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Horniman seeks eco-conscious kids

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill is looking for children and families to join its new Environment Champions Club, a free virtual club for people determined to do something about the climate and ecological emergency.

Do you know a young wildlife hero or waste warrior? Does your family have a sustainable food champion? Is your child an Environment Champion?

The Environment Champions Club is open to everyone but aimed at children between six and 10, and their families, and will provide answers to their questions about the climate and ecology, inspiration for positive actions against climate breakdown, resources and learning activities – with badges to earn along the way.

Members will take part in activities at home, at the Horniman or in the local community – from gardening that supports bees, to cooking a meat-free meal. The club’s Facebook group will be the activity hub, where families can also share ideas and progress with the other club members.

‘Our planet is an amazing place but we know that animals and plants are disappearing fast, due to pollution, rising temperatures, habitat loss and illegal hunting. Scientists say it’s not too late, if we act now, to protect the home we love. Each one of us can make small positive changes and together we will make a big difference. Join in and be a Horniman Environment Champion.’
Carole Destre, Climate and Ecological Action Coordinator