Students practice in Polistovsky Reserve
On Monday students-biologists from the Pskov State University came to Polistovsky Reserve for practical training. Students practical trainings are held in Polistovsky Reserve annually, each time we draw up a special program, covering as many areas of PA activities as possible.
This year, 14 students of the 3rd year will spend a week in the Reserve under the leadership of Vladimir V. Borisov, PhD, associate professor of zoology and animal ecology department, and Sergey G. Mihalap - an employee of the department of botany and plant ecologym, and will get acquainted with its work in details.
Before going directly to the territory of the Reserve, the students got acquainted with the work of the scientific department and the department of environmental education and interprepapion and tourism listening to the presentations of Polistovsky Reserve staff and also received safety instructions.
Students will spend all the week with the Reserve employees, getting acquainted with their work and even helping them. They will take part in laying the plots for the cranberry account, in accountings of waterbirds, bogbirds and birds of overgrown meadows. Students also will take part in the work of the department of environmental education and interpretation, participating in "Rodnik" children's class in Tsevlo village, and, of course, visit the ecological routes of Polistovsky Reserve to explore the work of a protected area in the development of eco-tourism.
We hope that information about the work of Polistovsky Reserve and acquired practical skills will be interesting and, of course, useful. And, traditionally, we are waiting for students on the practice next year!