‘Photography and Filming competition for the Youths’ to engage 12-18 years olds in nature. This has a similar approach to the ‘Little Explorers Club’ but targeting older kids. We live in a cyber-world where gadgets like smart phone are very important for kids. Through the competition, the Youths will document any aspects of the project and the natural environment through short videos or still photography where they can also learn filming and editing techniques e.g. impact of climate change on coral reef, impact of pollution and waste on mangroves and seagrasses, importance of marine habitats for wildlife and livelihoods, interdependence of ecosystems, importance of marine and coastal rehabilitation etc. The audio-visuals will be produced in the local context by the Youths for the Youths of Seychelles via a series of competitions. Competitions will be done every quarter and the best 3 or 5 will win interesting prizes. However, activities will also be organised to reward all participants e.g. island trips, educational nature trails followed by a picnic, fun educational activities plus talks by motivational speakers from e.g. IThrive, Care Club etc.
The finished products will support the school curriculum, photos printed into books to be used by the schools, compilation of a ‘Resource Bank’ of materials/study aids for teachers to use and the production of an ‘Online gallery of local photos and videos where anyone can contribute to, providing exposures to the owners too. The audio-visuals will also be shared on the worldwide web.