Volunteers for Birds and People

Category: Europe, Regions, WLI Russia

Last updated: June 14th, 2019

Volunteering Opportunity for Birds and People, Russia

NGO ‘Birds& People’ is inviting volunteers to participate in ecological school ‘Wetland keepers’ which will be held on 1-7 August 2014, in the village Bentsy of Zapadnodvinskiy district of Tverkaya oblast, Russia.  The aims of the school are to train students and teachers for participation in the program “Wetland Keepers” and to create a network of volunteers to monitor the state of the most valuable springs, streams, rivers, lakes, bogs  and leading to the rivers Western Dvina, Dnepr and its tributaries and to enhance the participation in environmental action.

Birds and People transboundary project smallThe school is organized as follows: holding group lessons (theoretical and practical) in Geobotany, Forestry, Hydrobiology and Ornithology in the first half of the day, and the second half of the day will be free for the individual research. The camp program will be combined with other activities as the English language practice, psychological games, physical exercises, entertainment.  The Scientific conference for school children will be held at the end of the Ecological School. Reports in Geobotany, Forestry, Hydrobiology and Ornithology will be presented. We invite you to communicate with the members of the school and to participate in the ecological education.

You would need to get to the site, which is a train ride from Moscow.  Accommodation: camping at the bank of the lake. Join us to spend an incredible summer time in Russia saving nature!  For more information contact us: Julia Gorelova or Anna Blidchenko