Action "Meet Your Land" in Pskov
On Saturday, the 2nd of May, Pskov schoolchildren checked their knowledge of Polistovsky Reserve and other protected natural areas of the region as part of the environmental information action "Meet Your Land!".
The event was held at the stadium "Mashinostroitel" and began with an ecological tournament for school teams, during which the guys competed in who knows more about nature protection in Pskov region. One of the stations of the tournament was prepared by the employees of Polistovsky Reserve.
At the station, schoolchildren carried out tasks dedicated to the goals and objectives of the Reserves, the features of the raised bogs as an ecosystem, Polistovsky flora and fauna. Also, the participants of the tournament and all the guests of the event had an opportunity to solve a puzzle with one of the most vivid and unusual inhabitants of Polistovsky Reserve - sundews.
Other tournament stations were dedicated to the symbols and inhabitants of the nature monument of international importance "Pskov-Chudskaya lakeside lowland", Sebezhsky National Park and Remdovsky Sanctuary. Moreover, a creative contest "Ecological Agit Brigade" and two environmental quests - along the Pskov-Chudskoye Lake and the Botanical Garden of Pskov - were held for the teams.
The tournament was won by the team of the school №24, they received a certificate for a tour to Polistovsky Reserve's trail "Plavnitskoye bog" as a prize. All the teams received gratitudes, valuable prizes and gifts.
While schoolchildren competed in the tournament, others were able to check and replenish their knowledge of nature. Volunteers from Pskov State University conducted a quiz dedicated to the 140th anniversary of the Botanical Garden, each participant of which could win unusual prizes from the "Peipsi Project" and other organizers of the action.
The guests of the event also watched the performance of the ecological puppet theater of Sebezhsky National Park, tried to solve the sundew puzzle of Polistovsky Reserve, and took part in ecological master classes of "Green Flag" eco-school.
The action finished in the Botanical Garden, they installed stands with information about rare plants growing on its territory, and planted flowers near the sculptural group "Mother and Child".
The informational action was held within the framework of the eco-educational project "Your land", implemented by the cross-border cooperation cnter "Lake Peipsi Project" with the use of the grant of the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society provided by the Foundation for Presidential Grants.
he next project events are: Open Days in Polistovsky Reserve and Sebezhsky National Park for teachers of Pskov Region, as well as the camp-meeting of the participants of the project "Your Land" from among schoolchildren.
The action "Meet Your Land" was held with the support and participation of Pskov Region State Committee for Nature Management and Environmental Protection, the Department of the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Nature Management in Pskov Region, the State Educational Board of Pskov Region, the Administration of Pskov city, Polistovsky National Nature Reserve, Sebezhsky National Park, Pskov State University, Pskov Regional Center for the Development of Gifted Children and Youth, the Fund for Guarantees and Business Development of Pskov Region.