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Schoolkids are welcome to attend lectures at Kamchatka State Technical University
13 march 2020
NGO "Small Academy" with the support from WWF-Russia organizes lectures and workshops for schoolchildren from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
As part of the day of science for schoolchildren of Petropavlovsk, "Small Academy" conducted a series of classes on the diversity of the wildlife of the peninsula and adjacent seas. The children visited a museum located within the walls of the Kamchatka State Technical University (KSTU) and learned about salmon a lot of things that they would not be told at school lessons.
“The doors of our "Small Academy" are open to students of all ages,” explained Alexander Bonk, head of the Department of Marine Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture of Kamchatka State Technical University, co-founder of the "Small Academy". “First of all, of course, we focus on secondary and high school, but we are ready to work with younger students, gradually forming an idea of scientific activity.”
Advocacy of science and the popularization of scientific creativity is the global goal of the "Small Academy" staff members. They do not limit the scope of the course to classes that are familiar to students. Under the guidance of experienced teachers of the university, the children are offered to try themselves in the role of researchers.
“Of course, we strive to help students with the choice of their future profession. And maybe some of them, thanks to our lectures and workshops, will decide to devote their lives to scientific work studying salmon biology or solving the problems of sound natural resources management,” said Alexander Bonk.