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Environmental Programs for Little Children

05.06.2019

On June 5, we mark Environmentalist Day which was approved by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation in 2007. The holiday is rather young and has no rich history, but no less loved by Russians. On this day, environmentalists draw the people’s attention to the environment and call for using natural resources carefully.

The workers of the Museum-Reserve of M.A.Sholokhov marked the holiday with the seasonal opening the environmental path “Visiting Ecoznaika” within the project “Environmental Museum School” for kindergarten No 2. The Path includes two components conditionally entitled as “We Study in the Wildlife” and “Wildlife Teaches Us”. At the six display points of the Path the children learned about the fairy world of trees and bushes, different species of flower plants, at the “Mushroom Glade” they learned about edible and inedible mushrooms. At the point “Tricks of the Evil Wizard” they discussed the solutions of environmental problems. On the example of “Worker Ants”, they learned about the insect development cycles. And in the “Forest Kingdom” they met with the animal world.

Thus, the little environmentalists made a small journey about the kindergarten territory close to natural conditions, increased their knowledge about the wildlife surrounding us, observed it and played games with Ecoznaika, the host of the Path.

The foundations of a person’s world view and his attitude to the world around him are laid at a very early age, and the environmental Path not only shows the surrounding world to the children, but it also makes conditions for each child to develop his capabilities and features. As well, during the tour the children gain experience in the environmentally correct interaction with the wildlife, which is also important.

The Museum-Reserve has developed a program focused at the environmental education of the children of different age groups. During a year schoolchildren, students and young people are involved in environmental actions, interactive tours, days of environmental education, intellectual quizzes and Arbor days.

All the events help to develop environmental awareness and love for the native wildlife in the younger generation.

Evgeniya Kharitonova
Yelena Antashevskaya