YOUTH! Hope Matters: An Afternoon with Elin Kelsey

Grades: 8-12

YOUTH! Hope Matters: An Afternoon with Elin Kelsey

Monday, Oct 19
Live on YouTube

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It’s a common theme to this year’s programming: hope. In unprecedented times we collectively understand the need for courage and the possibility of a bright future. Award-winning author, scholar and educator Elin Kelsey understands this like few others. Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis reveals the collateral damage of despair, why climate anxiety is so interconnected to hyper-consumerism and how the catastrophic environmental news that dominates the media is only part of the story. In this uplifting, science-driven afternoon, Kelsey shares the counterpoint: reasons for hope. She explains how we can build on positive trends in conservation and species resilience, harnessing our emotions about the changing environment into effective personal and political action. In times of rapid change and uncertainty, this is a conversation for us all.

Event Participants:

Elin Kelsey

British Columbia

ELIN KELSEY, PhD, is a scholar and educator, and an award-winning author of books for children and adults. Passionate about bringing evidence-based hope and multi-species resilience to the public, she is a popular keynote speaker and media commentator. She co-created #OceanOptimism, a social media campaign to crowd-source and share marine conservation successes which has reached more than 90 million shares since it launched in 2014.