Want to use photography to tell a story about an environmental issue that you're passionate about? Then this is the course for you! In this course, you will have the opportunity to explore the use of photography for photojournalism, practice your photography skills, and learn how to participate in the annual YRE competition and become Young Reporter for the Environment!

Words are powerful tool to bring about positive change which is why in this course you’ll learn how to use them to write informative, engaging and effective journalistic articles about solutions and issues affecting your local environment. By learning about the YRE four step methodology, you’ll learn how to conduct research on a topic, do interviews, and create a well-structured and impactful journalistic article. The last step of the course is to share your work to help raise awareness of the environmental solution or issue you’re passionate about! It’s all about writing to make a difference.  

Come learn the basics of videography and documentary filmmaking through the Young Reporters for the Environment programme’s environmental lens! This course will help you figure out WHAT you want to shoot, HOW to put your ideas onto the big screen and WHY film is a powerful tool to raise awareness about environmental issues and SOLUTIONS in your community. The course is broken down into 6 modules/weeks, with different activities, quizzes, and forums for you to participate in. The best part is, by the end of the course, you’ll have created your very own short environmental film! 

This course will give you all the necessary information and tools to run the Young Reporters for the Environment programme effectively on a national level and as part of a global network. It is a requirement for all new YRE National Operators to complete this course and it is also highly recommended for current National Operators.