Local school children are brought to UNESCO sites to:
- Observe with the support of a time series of satellite images how the site and/or its surroundings has changed since 20 years ago, 10 years ago and up to present;
- Understand from the site manager: the cultural and biodiversity values of the site; the importance to preserve these values; and the associated threats;
- Appreciate the link between the site’s biodiversity and the local community’s intangible heritage - including their food, handcrafts and traditional medicines;
- Participate in simple tasks during field trips to support the satellite image assessment, such as identifying clear marks in the ground (roads crossing); and noting the description where the experts are taking GPS points, etc.;
- Observe other satellite images that show changes occurring in key areas of their country and around the world – including major cities, lakes and forests;
- Learn from such experience what their local community is doing with respect to a reasonable use of the associated natural resources;
- Participate within the local community in activities associated with a sustainable use of the surrounding biodiversity.