The Kid Who Wants to Save the World
As Geography Awareness Week kicks off, we love introducing a few people with an inspiring geographic attitude. Today we bring you the subject of National Geographic’s Letter of the Week, six-year-old Ryan. He’s so concerned about the plight of the earth, he was inspired to make his own film to instruct others how “to save the world.” His mother writes:
My son Ryan receives National
Geographic Kids every month and reads it over and over until it
literally falls apart. I want to commend you on your magazine as it has
expanded his view of life. He was always precocious and interested in
animals, but now there is a marked difference. Now he wants to save the
world. My son asked to make a video to teach people how to change the
world and save the environment. I used my digital camera to help him…. Thank you for producing this
magazine. It has changed our lives.
Ryan’s video is chock full of information, and although I am not entirely sure how wearing a bike helmet can save the world, it’s a pretty good tip anyway. His geography skills are also remarkably sharp: Notice how young Ryan correctly points out features like rainforests and the Himalayas on a globe. I was pretty impressed. Thanks Ryan, for inspiring people to care about conservation and geography!
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