To learn how to make a movie about traveling, to see ancient animals that lived on the territory of Russia, to defeat Vyatskaya Kikimora in an intellectual battle ... Young people can do these activities and much more during the RGS Festival, which will be held in Moscow's Zaryadye Park from September 13 to 22. Every day, from morning to evening, the park will host animation programs, workshops and quizzes for children. Boys and girls will get acquainted with the world of animals and plants in Russia, learn more about the geography, history, traditions of the peoples of our country while playing.
The Krasnodar Territory and the Kirov Region will present game programs in the zone "Rest With Children" on the playground "Zaryadye". So, children will see soap bubble shows, learn to draw ebru on water, play megadominoshki and other games with fairy-tale characters - Vyatkskaya Kikimora, Koshchei the Immortal and Dymkovskaya Barynya. Various workshops will also be held here. For example, on the creation of souvenirs from felt and the manufacture of Russian traditional rag dolls.
Workshops for children and adults will be held at other venues of the festival - inside the geo-dome and in the laboratories of the Embassy reserve. Masters from different regions of Russia will teach guests of Zaryadye how to shoot short films while traveling, weaving traditional Yelets lace, Khokhloma painting, carving on a deer horn, making a Dolgansky amulet and much more. Children will also be able to play environmental games from the Darwin Museum and Moscow Natural Parks.
In addition, every day there will be performances by folk groups from all over the country, lectures, film screenings, quizzes designed for guests of all ages at the Festival.
There is the detailed program of the IV Festival of the RGS by days in Russian here.
Also, street installations will appear during the days of the festival on the territory of Zaryadye. So, children will be able to visit the habitations of the peoples of Russia: raw-hide tent, yurt, yaranga and others, to "plunge" into the depths of Lake Baikal and the White Sea on a stylized underwater vehicle "Bathyscaphe", look at the skeletons of dinosaurs that lived in Russia hundreds of millions of years ago - before dinosaurs.
The exhibitions are prepared for young history amateurs and their parents. The historical exposition, created on the basis of unique materials from the Scientific Archive of the Russian Geographical Society, will tell about the expeditionary life of the great Russian travelers Pyotr Semenov-Tian-Shansky, Nikolai Przhevalsky, Gombozhab Tsybikov, Nikolai Miklukho-Maklai, Georgy Sedov and others. And the best pictures of Russia will be presented at the exhibition "The Most Beautiful Country" - the work of the finalists and winners of the photo contest of the Russian Geographical Society. Guests of the exhibition will be able to get acquainted with the traditions of the indigenous peoples of Russia, see rare animals and explore the depths of the sea.