There has been completed the profile session «The Earth is our common home» at the Children`s Center «Artek», which combined two integrated projects for the first time – «GEOArtek - meeting of young geologists» and «the III International Youth Media Forum «Artek-2017». Five winners of the contest of the Russian Geographical Society, and about 500 boys and girls from various regions of Russia, Kazakhstan, Byelorussia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Israel and Serbia became the participants of the media forum.
The contest of the Russian Geographical Society for participation in the III International Youth Media Forum «Artek-2017» was announced in the summer of 2017. Five people won it: Natalia Volobueva (Voronezh Region), Oksana Korotysheva (Saratov Region), Anastasia Saidasheva (Sverdlovsk Region), Daria Tyurina (Kostroma Region) and Daniil Maksimenko (Smolensk Region). The children were awarded with the cards of admission to the International Children`s Center «Artek».
The opening of the session was solemn. The guests of the ceremony were 3000 Artek people, as well as famous actors and TV hosts: Arina Sharapova, Rodion Gazmanov, Olga Kormuhina, Alexander Chernykh, Alexander Shkolnik, Igor Voronoi and others. The program included a large-scale theatrical production based on the works «The Little Prince» by Antoine De Saint-Exupery and «A Pilot for Special Commissions» by Vladislav Krapivin and dedicated to the responsibility of people for their planet.
«I believe that our first experiment with the merger of two major projects reflects the general trend of educational technologies in «Artek» - meta-subjectivity is becoming the norm. As a result of such an educational program, children will be able not only to conduct scientific research, but also to learn to tell about them in different ways. Thus, the guests of Artek will take home a practical skill that will be useful to them in later life, in whatever sphere they work», - the director of International Children`s Center «Artek» Alexey Kasprzhak noted.
During the month the guys worked on joint projects: 6 expeditionary commonwealths were created, each of which included a detachment of geologists from 25 people and a film crew of the media forum. The boys and girls were learning to fill the media with a positive, socially significant content. Also for the young journalists, a series of master classes were held by the scientists and cultural figures, representatives of leading federal media, in particular, renowned journalists of REN-TV, «Russia Today», «Fifth Channel», as well as specialists from the Fund for Support of Children in Difficult Life of the situation.
«When they informed us that so many famous journalists were going to Artek to visit us - Pyotr Marchenko, Alexei Lysenkov, Evgeny Krivtsov, I was even a little scared. They are the professionals, whom I had seen on TV from my childhood. And in «Artek» I managed to communicate with them in master classes, to adopt experience. That is amazing!», - Sofia Yurtikov from Vladivostok, a participant of profile session «The Earth is our common home» shared her impressions.
The result of the work of young men and women was the creation of news and popular science content covering the activities of young geologists. Their newspapers, broadcasts, films, field expedition reports they submitted at the closing of the session where the young journalists were handed in awards from the news presenter of the REN-TV channel Petr Marchenko and the HR Director of the channel Christina Potovykh.
«Along with professional growth, children in «Artek» are developing qualities important for geologists, and for journalists it is the ability to work in a team. But whatever profession they chose, the most important thing is the love of what you are doing», - Anatoliy Bolukh, the head of Rosgeology JSC, thematic partner of the International Children`s Center «Artek» noted.