Since the opening of the Baikal Nature Reserve School in June 2021, 1209 children and adults from among tourists and the local population have taken part in its ecolessons and excursions.
Among the visitors, there were kindergarten pupils, schoolchildren, college and university students, representatives of municipal authorities and public organizations, as well as vacationers of the Zabaikalsky National Park. Participants of ecolessons received valuable knowledge about responsible waste management and water conservation, which is especially important in a unique and fragile region like the Baikal natural area.
Visitors to the Baikal Nature Reserve School are mainly residents of Buryatia, but not only. Since the beginning of the site’s work, tourists from the Irkutsk Region, the Novosibirsk Region, Moscow, the Krasnoyarsky Krai, and many other regions of Russia have participated in our ecoeducational activities. In total, ecolessons were held for adults and children from 20 regions of Russia!
Now, ecolessons and an excursion are held in the geo-dome, and in winter, the site will continue to work in the administrative building of the FSBI «Zapovednoe Podlemorye» in the settlement of Ust-Barguzin (the Republic of Buryatia). The visit to the Baikal Nature Reserve School is free of charge. To be able to participate in the lessons as part of an organized group, it is necessary to send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. For an individual visit, an advance registration is not required.
The Baikal Nature Reserve School is a permanently operating inclusive ecoeducational platform that provides everyone with an opportunity to obtain comprehensive environmental knowledge about the waste and water cycles, which add up to a general idea of the importance of specially protected natural areas, careful ecological tourism, maintenance of the cleanliness of water bodies and waste recycling. The project is being implemented with the support of the Presidential Grants Foundation.