Be part of the 2nd Asian Children’s Museum Conference!
Hundreds of delegates from the country and around the globe are expected to be at
the 2nd Asian Children’s Museum Conference to be held at the Manila Hotel, from February 2 to
Organized by Museo Pambata Foundation, Inc (MPFI), the three-day conference with the
theme “Children and Climate Change” aims to discuss how educators, parents, and adults
involved in children’s welfare can address these pressing environmental issues so that young
people can play a strong role in facing climate change. The conference is made possible through
a grant from Japan Foundation.
“Global communities are addressing climate change more keenly as we witness
environmental issues – earthquakes, flooding and extreme weather conditions. Children learn
about this in school, from their parents and the media. They may also be victims of these
environmental changes. It is important to know how the various sectors in society are addressing
these issues on climate change. How can we provide fun and exciting learning modules on
climate change through programs, interactive exhibits and publications for children? We want the
next generations to be champions in their own way, to become “planet savers,” to be a part of the solution and not the problem,” says Nina Lim-Yuson, president and CEO of MPFI.
Foreign and local experts in the fields of disaster preparedness, health and wellness,
schools, museums, and children’s literature have been invited to talk about their successful and
innovative programs which help children understand climate change. “By bringing together these
diverse groups, we hope to come up with recommendations that are doable in the Philippine
setting,” Yuson continues.
California Academy of Social Sciences’ Meg Burke, Lord Cultural Services’ Laure
Colliex, Learning Innovation Network-Osaka’s Keiko Kuroiwa, and Lilibeth LaO of Museo Sang
Bata sa Negros will discuss how their museums have developed interactive exhibits to raise
children’s awareness of natural disasters, global climate change and other environmental issues.
Vanessa Tobin from UNICEF-Philippines and Lorenzo Tan of WWF-Philippines will be
presenting their organizations’ studies on children and climate change. Jim Sharman of Gamot
Cogon School in Iloilo, Thomas Van der Walt from University of South Africa, Froilan Grate of
Mother Earth Foundation and Maja Olivares-Co of the Paco Market Redevelopment will talk
about their organizations’ projects which make children’s spaces fun and enjoyable places to visit.
Carla Pacis will explore how effective the story book is in educating our children on climate
change. Visual artist Alma Quinto will conduct a scrap art workshop, and young pioneers Bryan
Mc Clelland (Bamboo Bike Project), Chips Guevarra (Veggie Oil Jeepney Project) and Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte (Plantsahan ng Bayan) will talk about their innovations.
Registration forms are available at the Museo Pambata office at
Roxas Boulevard corner South Drive, Manila and may be downloaded from
www.museopambata.org/acmc. For more information, call 523-1797 to 98, 536-0595, 400-7558
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference is co-presented by the City of Manila, with additional support from the
Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Development Bank of the Philippines, WS
Family Foundation, Landbank and The Philippine Star.
Visit Museo Pambata at Roxas Blvd. Corner South Drive, Manila. Museum hours from Tuesday to Saturday is 8 am to 5 pm and 1 to 5pm during Sundays. Admission fee is 100 pesos for children and adults, with special discounts for group tours. Manila residents with valid Ids are free on Tuesdays and can enjoy 50% off on fees on all other days. For more information, call 523-1797/98 and 536-0595 or email us at email@example.com