Children's scientific-practical conference dedicated to the World Wetlands Day
Оn the 20th of February VIII Children's scientific-practical conference dedicated to the World Wetlands Day was held in Holm town. Every year young environmentalists from Pskov and Novgorod regions gather together at this event to gain new knowledge and to exchange experience obtained in the course of nature conservation, research and environmental education activities.
The first Children's conference was held in 2007 and since then the event has become a tradition to gather children's groups interested in studying and protection of native wildlife.
This year's conference was attended by teams from Veliky Novgorod and Bezhanitsy. Squad "Ekoluchiki" from Bezhanitsy won first place in the section "Research activities" with work "Research of water quality in the field." Research was carried out last summer as part of a children's expedition "Rodnik" held on the basis of Polistovsky National Nature Reserve.
Organizers of the event have prepared for the children and teachers an interesting program, which included the presentation of "Ramsar Convention" and photo-slideshow of Polistovsky Reserve "World of silence ... " The children also took part in a master class on making eco-purses and had an excursion to the Rdeysky National Nature Reserve's "Room of nature", where they played an exciting game that tests participants' knowledge about the environment.
We thank everyone who organized and attended the event and congratulate the winners!