Prizes for the Winners

Published: 04 March 2021
Last edited: 11 September 2021

While all participants entered a training program, the winners won an extraordinary trip to Antarctica, for which they also had to prepare their minds and bodies.

On that trip, they also learned about the scientists who monitor the climate station and the site. There they saw how everything is interconnected and that their local projects had an impact on climate at the local level.


Education, training and other capacity development activities
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Documentation and dissemination of results

Enabling factors

1) Funding: each expedition required financial resources that were managed by companies that sponsored the program.


2) Agreements with scientists or administrators of the Natural Protected Areas. The sites visited are not open to the public, so visiting them involved a process to obtain the appropriate permits.

Lessons learned

It was very expensive to take them to Antarctica and it was only possible to take very few teams. That is why we started to give prizes to more teams, taking them to other natural protected areas, closed to mass visitation, where more children could have a learning experience and a larger number of children would be selected as winners.

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