The purpose of the GTP is to bring together teachers and students from different countries to discuss and research imporant environmental questions. Here Dr. G. Manke, from Moscow's Experimental Gymnasium 710 and a student from St. Petersburg Experimental High School 157 participate with other American and Russian teachers and students in an environmental field trip in a park in St. Petersburg. In describing the ultimate purpose of student's work in the GTP, Dr. Manke used the phrase "we should be helping students become fighters for the environment."