Philippe Cousteau Improving Youth Citizen Journalism in New Orleans

EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education nonprofit, recently announced the launching of its first STREAM (STudents Reporting Environmental Action through Media) youth citizen journalist bureau, which will be located in the Gulf region.  STREAM will kick-off with a training workshop in New Orleans on December 1-2, 2010.

EarthEco International writes this about STREAM:

Unveiled this September at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)’s Sixth Annual meeting, the program provides students with the training and resources to bring national attention to important stories of environmental and human impact in their own communities. The New Orleans STREAM workshop will be held at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, where 40 middle and high school students and their teachers from communities in Louisiana and Alabama will receive hands-on training and coaching from leading journalists, environmental experts, service-learning professionals, and EarthEcho Co-Founder and CEO Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

“The continuing aftermath of the Gulf oil disaster underscores the critical need for real-time reporting and local perspectives in highlighting the important events and stories impacting our planet and life in our own backyards,” said Cousteau. “The insights and experiences of youth in Gulf communities are an ideal starting point for STREAM’s mission to give young people everywhere a voice in shaping the future of our world.”

Read more about STREAM on EarthEcho International.

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