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This video features Panasonic's Eco Learning Program, an initiative that teaches children about the environment, held at Mr. Fuji, a newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage site. Through its partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Panasonic will help children visit World Heritage sites around the world and teach them about the importance of World Heritage and environmental conservation. This time, children visited Mt. Fuji, which was registered as a World Heritage site in June 2013, to learn about its nature.
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The recently inscribed World Heritage site - Mt. Fuji and surrounding sites [0 min 36 sec]
Mt. Fuji, which has had a religious and artistic significance for many many years, was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site in June 2013. The inscribed property includes surrounding shrines, lakes, springs, and many other elements. One of these sites is the Yoshida Lava Tree Mold.
Children learn about World Heritage sites and Mt. Fuji [1 min 22 sec]
Before exploring the site, the children learned about World Heritage, Mt. Fuji, and its rich nature. They also learned about lava tree molds, which is a cavity that forms when lava surrounds a tree and hardens around it.
Off to explore Mt. Fuji's nature [3 min 04 sec]
Although the weather left something to be desired, the children embarked on their journey with great energy. They did a great job of capturing the environment with "Wearable Cameras" that can be worn on their arms and ears, as well as with digital video cameras that are shaped like a magnifying glass.
Helmets go on, and off they go! [4 min 07 sec]
The children arrived at the Yoshida Lava Tree Mold, and it was time for them to explore the cavity. The 2 cute reporters told us, "In the old days, people purified themselves in here before they climbed Mt. Fuji."
Children enjoyed the workshop after exploring nature [5 min 16 sec]
After they explored the mold, children got busy creating a unique exploration map by pasting pictures they have just taken and adding their own explanations. They gave interesting feedback such as "It was a cave that was formed from a tree that was burned by lava. Inside it was very narrow, and sometimes it was hard to move around."
By exploring and discovering Mt. Fuji's nature, the children learned first hand the importance of conserving nature and the World Heritage.