July 22nd       ICC04  2004 International Children's Conference on the Environment 

Today we feature participants to the 2004 International Children's Conference on the Environment, sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). About 600 children ages 10 - 13 from close to 100 countries are gathering  at the conference in New London, CT to learn about and discuss environmental topics around four major themes: Oceans, Rivers and Waterways; Living on the Edge of Extinction; Indigenous Healing Ways; and Energy. The Conference began in 1992 at the Rio Conference on the Environment. 

  click here to hear Jane Goodall's keynote address 

   Segment 1        

News . . . then . . .  


America's Environmental Flagship

Daniel Kricheff: Onboard Educator


In 1969, Pete Seeger had a dream to build a wooden boat that would serve to bring awareness about the importance of the Hudson River. Now, 35 years later, the Clearwater takes people onto the river, from Albany to New York City, and teaches them the value of keeping the river and all rivers, healthy. The ICCO4 conference coordinates with New London's Tall Ships Celebration, and features 4 environmental education tall ships. Participants to the ICC04 will sail on the ships as part of the conference program.

 Segment 2                  

Jane  Goodall: Honorary Chairperson

Keynote address to the children of the world 

Visit the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation

Jane Goodall and Roots & Shoots members worked with children from around the world during the conference to give them a voice in international decision-making on the environment and sustainable development.  Roots & Shoots students participated in the conference and trained their fellow students in leading group discussions.

Special thanks to Robert A. Richter, Director - Arts Programming - Connecticut College

  Segment 3         

Christian Jay Nikoo Patrick

ICC04  Junior Board members talk to kids around the world

10 delegates are chosen as Junior Board Members. They talk with you and people around the world about the importance of the environment to our global future.