October 17, an event organized within the framework of the "Geography for children” social initiative took place in Vladivostok. The event is aimed at organizing educational and awareness-raising activities for children left without parents in children's homes in various regions of Russia. Children visited lectures and participated in quizzes and geographical games.
"Geography for children" is a social initiative of the Russian Geographical Society for children left without parents. Since the autumn of 2018, educational and awareness-raising events have been held in various regions of Russia with the participation of regional branches and youth clubs of Society. The first event was held in the Kochelaev boarding school in the Republic of Mordovia.
In Vladivostok, manager of environmental projects of the Amur Tiger Center Leonid Zaika met with the children. He told the young listeners about the activities to preserve the Amur tiger population in the Far East and about assistance to tigers in special rehabilitation centers, shared stories from personal practice of working with these striped predators.
"The children asked about the process of working with tigers, they were interested if we were scared to be work with the tigers. We talked about poaching, discussed how children themselves can help to preserve the Amur tiger," Leonid Zaika said.
The next event of the "Geography for children" campaign will be held on October 20 in Moscow, in the center for family education "Bereg Nadezhdy” (The Coast of Hope). The program will include a master class presented by the Komandorsky reserve, a lecture " How life conquered the Earth" by Yaroslav Popov, a researcher of the State Darwin Museum, a Memori game and other games and quizzes.