The Arctic ecological volunteers are completing education before going to the expedition
15:37 20 апреля 2020
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The distance educational program on ecology and volunteer activity in conditions of the Far North is being completed on the 26th of April. It was organized and is being conducted by the interregional public ecological and sociological organization “Green Arctic”. According to the results of training and individual testing, 35 volunteers will be selected for ecological expeditions to clean up the Arctic. The public organization plans to involve other participants of the program in its projects as eco-activists, as the department of external relations of Yamal informs.
As it should be noted, 140 young men and women aged 20 to 40 years old from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Israel, Belarus, Bulgaria, Armenia and Poland are participating in the distance educational program of “Green Arctic”, which was started on the 24th of March. More than 60 people regularly attend webinars, complete tasks in time and actively ask questions to lecturers and experts of the course. The lectures on ecology are given by Yevgeniya Morgun, candidate of biological sciences, a leading researcher of the sector for environmental protection of the scientific center for study of the Arctic. The course on applied ecology is conducted by Dmitry Velizhanin, an eco-activist from Tyumen. The educational program is supervised by the chairman of “Green Arctic” Yevgeniy Rozhkovskiy and the head of the project direction of the public organization, a participant of ecological expeditions Georgiy Andreyev.
“This is the first experience of such educational program for “Green Arctic””, Yevgeniy Rozhkovskiy commented. – “We see that such distance courses are in demand among young people. The communication was so productive, such variety of topics on the ecological subject were raised during webinars, that there is the necessity to create a common chat for listeners and teachers of the course, where exchange of knowledge and experience will be continued”.
A participant of the project, a journalist from Pavlodar (Kazakhstan) Alexander Vervekin shares his impressions: “The training course for eco-volunteers was a unique opportunity for me to touch the knowledge about environmental protection and the Arctic in particular, about fragility of the Arctic nature, the traditional lifestyle of indigenous peoples in Yamal, about the unique animal and plant world, about climate and all changes on the severe but beautiful land”.