Conservation Education: The Go Outdoor Project
Today’s youth are disconnected from nature due to fast-growing technology. Go Outdoor is a core tool to change this; educating and connecting young people with nature, as our future lies in their hands. It is essential that youth understand the importance of protecting and saving nature from its injuries. The project’s purpose was to develop conservation capacity among primary school students by raising awareness of the importance that mountainous ecosystems have in sustainable livelihoods for present and future generations.
Students were engaged in identifying threats to the mountainous ecosystems and developing ways of mitigating the consequences of anthropogenic activities. They also had a chance to participate in the monitoring of wild species using scientific methods. These experiences changed young people’s attitudes and behaviors towards mountain resources, and they greatly appreciated REMA and RDB’s conservation efforts.
FOUNDED BY: Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation