Voices from Youth Climate Change Walkout

The Children’s Museum & Theatre not only values the education and development of children, but also supports their interest in making meaning of the world around them.

Educator Samantha Connelly attended the Youth Climate Change Walkout on Friday, September 20, 2019 in Portland, Maine to document how children were talking about their passion for and activism on behalf of the environment.

These are some the quotes and images that she brought back with her.

Why are you here today?

“Grownups, do the right thing.” -Age 7

“Because the trees and the earth mean a lot to me.” -Age 8

“I’m here to help the world get better.” -Age 12

“I’m here to support. To be with my community.” -Age 13

“We feel like we’re doing something.” -Age 14

“Climate change is imminent.  In my short life span, I’ve seen huge changes in our environment” -Age 14

“I think our planet is beautiful, and we should preserve it.” -Age 15


Casco Bay Touch Tank exhibit at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

Casco Bay Touch Tank exhibit at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

Learn more about environmental education at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine.

Patricia Erikson