In 2020, more than 1000 children and adults watched the Baikal Seal online lesson on the Stepik educational platform. The total number of participants has already amounted to more than 48 thousand people since the course launch in 2019!
1062 platform visitors, among which there are children from kindergartens and schools and students from natural science colleges and universities, leant more about the conservation of the unique Baikal seal.
The number of regions taking part in the ecolesson has also increased. Now, Altai Krai, Kaliningrad region, Krasnodar Krai, Leningrad region, Moscow, Pskov region, the Republic of Adygea, the Republic of Buryatia, Saint Petersburg, Tula region, and Ulyanovsk region are also covered by this educational course. In total, the online lesson has been watched in 27 regions across Russia and in 2 countries abroad!
One and a half years after launching the online course, Lake Baikal Foundation still succeeds in spreading the environmental knowledge on the Baikal endemic mammal among an even broadener audience by involving new regions and educational institutions. The trust of the course participants motivates us to continue a systemic effort to create new educational materials on the biodiversity conservation of the Baikal region.
The ecolesson on the Baikal seal was first released on the Stepik platform in October 2019 as part of the Foundation’s project called The Baikal Seal Year supported by the Presidential Grants Foundation.