Schoolchildren from Yamal will open “Climate Box” in Almaty
16:15 24 апреля 2019
Категории: News in English
Schoolchildren from Yamal are participating in the International contest of projects on the issue of climate change. It is taking place in Almaty (Kazakhstan) within United Nations Development Program “Climate Box”.
The contest is conducted among schoolchildren from Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Belarus. Russia is being represented by Moscow and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, in educational processes of which the educational and methodological aid “Climate Box” is used.
Yamal is being represented by 3 pupils from the 6th, 8th and 10th forms of the town Labytnangi and the settlement Kharp. This information was given to the news agency “Sever-Press” in the scientific center for study of the Arctic. They were chosen by the results of the regional stage, which took place last December in Labytnangi. At the international stage of the contest the schoolchildren will speak on reports on the issue of climate change and its influence on environment. The expert jury will define the best works in three nominations: the winners of the contest “Climate Box”, the best projects of the contest “Climate Box” in different categories and the best projects of practical international implementation. The conference on the issue of climate change for school pedagogues will take place within the contest.
“Climate Box” is an illustrated encyclopedia, in which information on global climate change and its consequences is presented in an accessible, cognitive way and in the form of a game. The educational and methodological aid was elaborated with participation of leading scientists and experts in the sphere of ecology. Yamal among the first Russian subjects adapted the federal edition with consideration of regional specifics. The project was fulfilled by the scientific center for study of the Arctic and the Russian center for exploration of the Arctic. The aid uses knowledge and results of scientific researches being conducted on the territory of the region. The project of the edition “Climate Box. Yamal – Arctic” was supported by the largest German oil and gas company Wintershall.