Lessons an d activities are carried out in local schools aiming to involve the young generation into conservation. At the beginning of Naucrates work, conservation was often not part of the school formal curriculum, whereas it is now (in most places).
The lessons provided by the project staff enrich the school standard curriculum introducing a new approach. Lessons are given through an active method that introduce a practical approach to environmental education issues.
Naucrates introduced a programme, entitled “Observe, Experiment and Learn”, which is based on the concept that it is easier to learn when things are observed in the real world rather than just reading about them in books.
Students show a particular interest in the field activities carried out on the field, and likewise in the classroom work.
This practical approach of observing, touching, writing, etc. stimulates their curiosity and encourage them to ask throughout the programme.
Naucrates believes that this kind of education programme is essential for working towards the Conservation of nature. Schoolchildren are the future generation who can make changes in the future world and such environmental education is probably the most effective strategy to be applied in the world.