The students may experience an increase in motivation to go to school, while the competition theme requires that students think creatively and develop new ideas that can be put into practice. After the 2017 contest 74% of students stated that they had increased knowledge about the forest and its role in the project, while 100% of the teachers would recommend the project to other teachers and students:
For the project’s partners the initiative will give other types of benefits, for instance in the form of new ideas and an understanding of what values young people hold in regard to the Swedish forests. Moreover, the project partners come into close contact with the young generation that will be an important stakeholder in the long-term run, either as consumer and beneficiaries of the Swedish forest, or potentially even in the form of new employees or forest managers. The partners are given the opportunity to describe their work, their mission and the importance of the forest in a different and more easily accessible way, that is by reaching out to the broad public (students, teachers and potentially even the families of the students) through Sweden’s largest science centre, Universeum, a communication channel is established that plays an important role for future sustainable forest development.