During the summer, Polistovsky Reserve staff organize children's ecological expedition "Rodnik" for schoolchildren, aimed at formation and development of the ecological culture among the younger generation, as well as acquainting and involving children to the Reserve's activities.
The expedition lasts for one week, when participants live in a hotel on the scientific base of Polistovsky Reserve in Tsevlo village. During this week, children try themselves in a role of serious scientists: choose a research topic, conduct experiments and observations, and at the end of the expedition make reports at the conference of research projects.
For example, in 2015, members of the expedition studied hydro-biological features of water bodies near Polistovsky Reserve, conducted chemical experiments, investigated flora and historical and cultural heritage of the surrounding area and finally created a project of informative ecological path, which tells about nature and culture of Polistoviye.
Also a variety of ecological games, interactive lessons, workshops on making souvenirs and crafts, orienteering and various contests were organised for the children during the expedition.
An important part of the expedition is an excursion to the eco-trail "Plavnitskoe bog" and acquaintance with Polistovsky Reserve, as well as an excursion to Tsevlo village school museum and class of 80s, and participation in a cooking master class from Tsevlo resident Zinaida Petrovna Fevralyova.
The organization and general management of the expedition is carried out by the administration of the Reserve. All activities and meals during the expedition are included in its cost. Number of participants: from 12 to 25 people, including the leaders.