March 29, at 6:30 p.m., a meeting of the Young People Intellectual Club will take place at the Society HQ in Moscow. The meeting will focus on the school tourism in Russian regions: “School tourism in the regions of Russia: an essential part of the educational process or an excess?”
The Young People Intellectual Club of the Russian Geographical Society was established in 2015 to unite enthusiastic and ambitious students, post-graduates, and young professionals interested in problems of Russia's development. Anyone aged 14-35 may join the Club.
The event will take the form of a discussion; participants will share their option about school trips to places of interests in the regions of Russia and will discuss the organization of such trips, as well opportunities to make tourism a part of the educational process.
Young men and women will also discuss both positive and negative aspects of school tourism in Russia. They will present their ideas of how a tour may be integrated into the educational process. Invited experts will judge the performances of teams.
"In Moscow educational institutions, tourism is one of the most important components of additional education and extracurricular activities. The city has created a network of support teams in all inter-district organizations of all districts in recent years. The number of tourism programs for children and participants in the city tourism projects has been growing. One can hardly imaging how the tourism system can develop without local lore programs, " noted Dmitry Morgun, Director of the Moscow Children and Youth Center for Ecology, Local History and Tourism.
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