Primary and secondary schools provide an opportunity to reconnect young people with our natural assets and ecosystem services. They provide a vital conduit to build community understanding and appreciation of the natural environment. Schools can inspire youth to engage with their environmental heritage and provide capacity to illustrate learning in any number of disciplines be it social science, biology or economics.
Tertiary and research institutions are centres of innovation and critical thinking, and can approach issues from well-established concepts, whilst also investigating and testing new ones. They also provide multidisciplinary approaches to learning and research, allowing a deeper investigation of the complex nature of natural systems.