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Friends of the Baltic open educational programs for 2011-2012 school year

At the Round table on the 6th of September Friends of the Baltic announced the calendar of educational events for the coming school year on climate, energy and environment, Baltic Sea and rivers and Ecocentrum educational programs to teachers.

More than 120 schools of St.Petersburg and Leningrad oblast participate in various educational projects of Friends of the Baltic.

At the Round table FoB specialists presented SPARE program, including new educational materials, competition “Energy and environment”, Energy Saving Day 11 of November, trainings for teachers on education and practical energy saving actions and the competition.
Baltic Sea Ambassador program suggests that teachers invite Friends of the Baltic volunteers who are trained on the BSA methodic materials and will provide Baltic Sea lessons to schoolchildren.

Within the River Watch program the annual youth conference on eco-monitoring of rivers and the Gulf of Finland will take place in Lomonosov on the 22th of October. The same day FoB invites teaches and scientists to the Round table on the environmental situation in the Gulf of Finland and methods of public watch of environment.

In May a new river will invite River Watch teams from different schools to the traditional 7th annual River Festival, organized by Friends of the Baltic. Three rivers and three educational organizations wish to host the Festival: Kamenka river (House of children creativity of Primorsk district), Strelka river (Nizino school) and Lebjazhya river (Lebjazhye school).

Friends of the Baltic announced the educational programs on the basis of Ecocentrum – exhibition on environmental friendly solutions in the field of climate, energy, water conservation, green consumption, etc. FoB has a cooperation agreement with municipality “Sennoy Okrug” on the environmental education and provides weekly lessons to schoolchildren of this district. At the same time FoB provides various thematic trainings and special lessons for schoolchildren of different ages, students, teachers and other interested groups.”

At this Round table Friends of the Baltic partners shared information about their plans and projects. Representatives of Ecology-biology center “Krestovskij Ostrov”, Ecocenter Biotop, NGO ”Nature school-Ostrov”, St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg ZOO, Oceanarium announced their events addressed to schoolchildren for the coming school years.

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