From 23 to 26 September, Petrozavodsk – the capital of Karelia held the International rally of “friends of reserved islands.”
This important environmental event takes place every two years under the initiative of the Eco Centre “Reserves” (Moscow), with the support of the government of the Republic of Karelia and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology RF.
NCSPU students, the Faculty of History and Geography under the guidance of M.Ahmetova, the Head of the Department took part in this rally. All in all 300 delegates from 25 regions of Russia attended the rally.
“Gelios”- a Geography club has been working at the Faculty of History and Geography since 2016. The members of this club presented the NP “Nizhnyaya Kama” at this rally. The International meeting of “friends of reserved islands” left long-lasting impressions on the students:
Gabbasova Almira, a fifth year student, Faculty of History and Geography:
“A lot happened during the four days of the rally. We got so many impressions, we saw a lot, all is hard to describe! And everything happened due to the meeting! I liked it when the events took place in different parts of Petrozavodsk, thanks to it we were always on the move - we could see the sights, explore the city.
Every day we had interesting workshops: “Exploring Antarctic together,” “Conserving rare and endangered species” and others. We had an opportunity to share the results of the projects, to share our plans and challenges with other people at “Interactive approaches to environmental education.”
Rafikova Landysh - a fifth year student, Faculty of History and Geography:
“Our delegation took part in such workshops as “Environmental Journalism,” “The Operational Coordination Group “Orlan,” “Entrepreneurship,” “Media and social networks,” “Quests” and “Green Robots.” We were provided with effective tools and interesting approaches to work, we are going to apply them in solving the problems in our territories.”