The Russian Geographical Society announces competitive selection in environmental education camps on the territory of the "Belogorye" reserve and the "Kenozersky" and "Onega Pomorye" national parks. Anyone aged 18 to 35 can participate.
State Nature Reserve "Belogorye" is located in the Belgorod Region. This is one of the oldest specially protected natural areas in Russia. It is formed in 1999 on the basis of the "Forest on Vorskla" reserve that has existed since 1924. The volunteer shift will be held in the reserve from 1 April to 14 April.The "Kenozersky" National Park is located in the Arkhangelsk Region and it was founded in 1991. There are geological boundary of the Baltic Shield and the Russian Platform, the watershed between the basins of the White and Baltic Seas. Kenozerje has been included in the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2004. Volunteer shift in the national park will start on April 7 and will end on April 20.The "Onega Pomorye" National Park is located on the territory of the Arkhangelsk Region in the northern part of the Onega Peninsula. It includes the Important Bird Area (IBA) - the water area of the Unskaya Bay of the White Sea, which meets the criteria of international importance and is included in the list of key ornithological territories of Russia. The RGS camp in the "Onega Pomorye" will be held from April 7 to April 20.
Volunteers will help employees of the reserve and national parks in arranging ecological trails, in repair work, as well as in cleaning and refine territories during the environmental awareness camp.
Volunteers will get acquainted with the unique nature of the regions, their rich flora and fauna. Representatives of specially protected natural areas will share their scientific and practical experience with volunteers, tell about the specifics of their work.
The program of the environmental education camp of the Russian Geographical Society includes master classes and excursions. For example, volunteers will walk through ancient villages in Kenozerye, talk with local residents, and visit the Folk Crafts Center of the Kenozersky National Park. In the "Onega Pomorye" volunteers will see the wharf from which the Pomors set out to conquer the sea, they will hear legends, attend folk craft workshops.
In Belogorye, Society volunteers will get acquainted with Borisovskaya ceramics and visit the "Prokhorov Field" military and history museum, founded in memory of one of the largest tank battles of the Second World War, which occurred in this place. The reserve also contains a century-old oak forest. Tracts of the forest are more than 300 years old, as well as mounds created by representatives of the catacomb culture of the Middle Bronze Age (25-22 centuries BC).
Travel from the place of residence to specially protected natural territories and back, as well as food and accommodation during the camp, are provided by the Russian Geographical Society.