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Calling all aspiring journalists, radio presenters & media broadcasters!

Environment & Conservation Show on UK Health Radio.

Wildeye Adventures presents the Environment & Conservation Show on the online health radio platform UK Health Radio. The Environment & Conservation show raises awareness on environment, conservation, nature connection, eco-living, rewilding, regeneration, sustainable development, indigenous knowledge and climate action. The Environment & Conservation Show is a non-for-profit independent media platform created for people and communities to share their voices. Connect with us.

Calling all aspiring young journalists, presenters and broadcasters!

Do you have an interest in Environmental journalism, presenting or radio presenting? Now is the chance to create your own online radio show!

The Environment & Conservation on UK Health Radio is inviting any aspiring journalists, presenters and media students to connect with us. Giving teachers, youth leaders, educational instructors whom work with young people a chance to share their voices on the online radio platform, by producing their own environmental show.

Giving aspiring journalists the opportunity to create their own radio show and focusing on the environment, nature or conservation. We hope to give both young people and aspiring media students a chance to share their voices on an online radio platform airing worldwide.

Why should you take part?

For a sense of community and to raise awareness on nature connection, climate action and most importantly, to give young people a voice to share their views on the environment. There are many young people today growing up in urban cities that are cut off from nature. We hope that this supports in giving a platform for anyone who is aspiring to develop their interviewing and journalistic skills.

What topics can you talk about?

Youth/students can talk about anything they wish provided it shares education, knowledge or awareness on either:

  • The Environment

  • Conservation

  • Outdoor Education

  • Nature Connection

  • Sustainable Living

  • Environmental Campaigning & Activism

  • Eco-Living

  • Reforestation & Regeneration

  • Rewilding

Students may discuss in groups what topics they wish to raise awareness on. Whether they are reporting on a local community project or perhaps an environmental campaign that they are personally connected. Or maybe an experience or project they have taken part in or would like to pursue in the future. Young people can share their love for the natural world and why nature connection is important.

How long does each show last?

You have between 30min and 45min maximum of content to create a full show. This can be done as a project.

As in the whole class creates multiple sound bites talking on different topics and we mesh them all together. You may send us any recordings of shows using a platform called WeTransfer, you will not be able to email any sound recordings (files will be too large to send via email)

Please email if you are interested in taking part or if you have any further questions.

As a teacher, youth leader or any other educational teaching role. You can introduce students to the radio show project, assist in brainstorm ideas in groups and discuss what environmental topics young people wish to talks about.

What shall I create a radio show about?

You may choose to focus one particular topic, for example "tree planting" or "recycling" or "sustainable farming practises" the possibilities are endless. The entire class may focus on one topic to report on. Then you may divide each group, to talk about relevant information, linked to the subject at hand. Or each group may talk about their own individual topics. You can take this down any route you wish.

Questions to think about.

  • How many people will I interview?

  • How will I introduce myself to the listeners?

  • Do I wish to solo report on a particular topic?

  • Are there any environmental campaigns or projects taking place in my local area/community I can engage with?

  • What interview questions can I ask others?

  • Why is nature and the environment an important topic to talk about?

These are example questions designed to get the brain rolling into a creative state.

Please feel free to think about your own questions and ideas.

Environment topics to consider talking about (feel free to come up with your own ideas as a class) when creating a radio show
  • How are the pollution levels in London effecting health?

  • How can we work towards moving away from fossils fuels?

  • What is sustainability and how can we implement it into our lives?

  • What can we do to reduce plastic consumption?

  • As consumers, how can we help to reduce deforestation?

  • What are the benefits of tree planting?

  • Why is nature important?

  • Why are trees & woodlands beneficial to physical & mental health?

  • What is "eco-anxiety" and how can young people overcome it?

  • Why are bees and other pollinators important to the ecosystem?

  • Why is nature important?

  • How is outdoor education beneficial to young people?

These are all just example discussions, you may decide what to report on yourself and come p with your own topic, as a class discussion. We are open to ideas and suggestions. Email if you have any questions, ideas or thoughts to share.

Create a radio show as a project. MP3 Audio only.

You have 30min minimum and 45min maximum for a show. You are welcome to create more than one show if you wish to talk about different subjects. Each soundbite can last between 1 minute and 10 minutes long, it's completely your choice. The interviews do not have to last for a full 10 minutes. Recording is pretty easy with a smart phone and it doesn't take long. It's really up to you how much effort you put in to the project.

If you are at university level, for example in a media journalism class.

Students can either interview each other or speak for themselves as a solo. They may take the time to interview each other in groups, or a one to one interview. They can also take time to interview a family member or a friend online. Young people have between 1 minute to 10 minutes long to record each soundbite. You can split the class into groups if you wish and each group can focus on a particular topic.

"What if I make a mistake when recording?"

You are not recording live, so it's okay! We are not particular in the voice recording being completely perfect. If you laugh whilst doing it, that's okay. Just calmly reword yourself and continuing flowing, like you are having a good chat speaking about something you are passionate about. Be natural with no made up voices please, just be yourself.

Get creative, speak from the heart and don't worry if you stumble or make any mistakes. This is a lesson in itself, practicing and improving public speaking and journalistic skills. Just repeat what you wish to say and we can edit any mistakes out. Don't put too much pressure on yourself, worry about it being too perfect or what others may think. People will be very happy to hear young people speaking about their love for trees. We all need some positive vibes in our lives right now. Nature makes humans happy! We only wish to hear about your love for trees & woodlands and how much being around them means to you.

If you wish to practise your answers before recording, feel free to do so, or you can practice speaking freely, without a script, this is great too! Everyone prefers and works individually and at their own free will and pace.

How to create a voice recording

You can record on a mobile phone if there is a voice recording app on it, most smart phones have them included. On iPhone or Samsung phones search for a "voice memo" app, it's easy to record and share. Otherwise download a voice recording app for free on to a device from any App Store.

On an iPhone or Samsung smart phone, look for "voice memos"or a "voice recorder" Or download a free voice recording app from an App store.

Online interviewing You may set up an online meeting with a friend and ask them the interview questions, or maybe get them to interview you. There are free apps you can download to create online meetings such as Zoom. Remember we just need audio only, not video. Use the Zoom app to record a free audio meeting. It automatically converts the file into an audio file, after you close the meeting. A voice recording file will automatically download on your desktop. The technologies we have today may be used as tools to bring us together. This is a good opportunity to get productive and get talking to your connections.

Record AUDIO ONLY. Please do not send any video recordings as we only require audio for the radio show. Wildeye Adventures presents the Environment & Conservation Show on UK Health Radio


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