21 November 2017
May – September 2018
The project «With a backpack on the trail» is aimed at carrying out practical lessons in nature for vulnerable groups of children in order to increase the level of knowledge about the nature of the native region and to stimulate careful attitude using thematic tools and materials gathered in a backpack. The Interregional Public Organization «The Great Baikal Trail» is the partner of the project.
The project is socially significant, because it is aimed at the development of ecological culture among vulnerable children – children from low-income families and children left without parental care. The main target audience of the project is children aged 7 to 12 years. Participating in the lessons of the project «With a backpack on the trail», 100 children will receive practical knowledge about the environment, the nature of the region where they live. After passing with a backpack on the trail, the children will broaden their horizons and will be able to answer such questions as: «Why is the grass green?», «Where do clouds float?» or even «How does a squirrel looks like?». With the help of an instructor, children will conduct their own research, learn teamwork in the framework of the tasks and most importantly, increase their ecological culture; learn how to protect animals and how to prevent the destruction of plants from a careless human’s attitude to nature.
The main goal of the project is to conduct practical lessons devoted to the nature of the native region and protecting the environment for children from low-income families and children left without parental care in the Irkutsk region.
To achieve this goal, the fulfilment of the following tasks is essential:
The date of the start: 10.05.2018
The date of the end: 10.09.2018
The project is proposed for implementation in the Irkutsk region – were the project’s partner Interregional Public Organization «The Great Baikal Trail» and the Lake Baikal Foundation realise their activities in accordance with the Charter of the organization. The project can be scaled to other regions.
It is also planned that the project will develop; further lessons will be conducted in summer school camps. Backpacks will be used to conduct the lessons for at least 500 children after the end of the project. The increase of ecological culture is important for all children, therefore the project will be scaled to the schools of the Baikal region.
It should be noted that the project «With a backpack on the trail» was the winner of the competition of the President grants of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society in 2017 and received support for implementation in 2018. In the first year, lessons will be conducted for 100 children. It is planned to expand the project and increase the number of children (minimum 500 for three years).
More information about the competition and the projects submitted to it can be found on the site of presidential gates.rf.All projects