Growth Mindset Podcast

131: Being a Voice For Change - Mya-Rose Craig, AKA Birdgirl, Climate activist

August 6th, 2020

Mya-Rose Craig

AKA Birdgirl, is a young naturalist, ornithologist, and, birder (birdwatcher) as well as a young environmentalist, conservationist, activist, and writer.

Mya-Rose wants to do everything she can to save the environment from damage and persuade people to do the same through my writing, talks & use of media. She's also proud to be a Bristol European Green Capital 2015 Ambassador.

She loves birding in her garden & locally at Chew Valley Lake. Mya-Rose have been bird ringing (bird banding) at Chew Valley RS since Sept 2011, age 9 and got her C licence when she was 16.

Her big passion is World Birding & she became the youngest person to see 5369th birds in Brazil in August 2019 which was 1/2 the world’s birds. Mya-Rose wants to combine her passion for nature & wildlife with her love of adventure to be a nature TV presenter going on expeditions to remote places, looking for rare or undiscovered species, like Steve Backshall.

Mya-Rose / Birdgirl

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My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful.



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