End of the school year - time to go to the Reserve
In May, several school groups from Pskov region visited eco-trails of Polistovsky Reserve: pupils of the third and sixth forms of Bezhanitsky school, as well as mixed groups from Piskovsky and Nasvinsky schools.
Pupils of the 3B and 3C classes of Bezhanitsky school visited the ecological route "Plavnitskoye bog". They received a certificate for the excursion for the victory in eco-marathon "Paper Boom" in nomination "Friends of the planet", the children collected 856 and 863 kg of waste paper, respectively.
Pupils of the 8th form of Piskovsky school visited the ecological route "By the beaver's path". The trip was a reward for participation and victory in the contest "Your land" in nomination "Eco-initiative". Polistovsky Reserve acted as one of the organizers of the contest jointly with the CBC-center «Lake Peipsi project, Pskov», Sebezhsky National Park and Pskov Regional Center for the вevelopment of gifted children and youth.
The children from Nasvinsky school visited the Reserve on their own initiative. Some of them already visited the excursion "Plavnitskoe bog", and now they decided to visit new cognitive route "By the beaver's path". Also at the end of the school year, sixth graders students from Bezhanitsky school visited this route.
Excursions of Polistovsky Reserve have become an excellent opportunity for schoolchildren to get acquainted with the wild nature of the region, to see its beauty with their own eyes and to realize that the environment is vulnerable and it needs to be protected.
The children not only visited cognitive excursions and admired the nature of the raised bog and amazing beaver buildings, but also watched presentations on the Russian protected areas system, nature conservation and the work of Polistovsky Reserve. After that they checked received knowledge in course of the environmental quiz.
The administration of Polistovsky Reserve hopes to continue cooperation with the educational institutions of Pskov region and invites schoolchildren and their parents to visit the Reserve during the summer holidays.