EcoOcean has joined a rapidly growing network of organisations around the world inspiring students to become 'Young Reporters for the Environment'.
Representatives from the education sector are also providing support for the launch of the YRE programme in Israel and schools, colleges, youth groups, teachers and young people between the ages of 11 and 21, are gearing up to connect.
Orly Babitsky, National Operator, said: “We have chosen to implement YRE in Israel as we believe that this programme will encourage students to develop a deeper, more critical approach to the environment they live in and to show responsibility by offering solutions."
She added: "As Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie once said “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. YRE teaches students how to investigate and encourages them to think about how they can change things for the better in any environmental subject they will chose, now and in the future. I hope that through the YRE programme students will be driven to become more responsible, active members of the community.”
In additition to launching YRE, EcoOcean is piloting another of the Foundation for Environmental Education's programmes, Blue Flag - the world's oldest and largest eco-label for beaches and marinas.