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Lahti school students trip to St.Petersburg

24.10.2018

An educational visit of schoolchildren from Lahti (Finland) to St.Petersburg as part of the International Advanced Water Technologies Center project “Awareness Raising of the Youth” took place from October 15 to October 18.

The project is aimed at schoolchildren acquainting with the characteristics of the Baltic Sea, its environmental challenges, and the search for solutions in the field of prudent water consumption for the Baltic region water resources conservation.

During a study trip to St. Petersburg, a group of schoolchildren (both Russian and Finnish) attended an interactive lesson at the Youth Environmental Centre. Children conducted joint research on water quality, took part in educational games dedicated to the Baltic Sea and presented the results of a project work on the local environment.

The program continued the next day in the children recreation camp “Zvezdniy”. In the morning, the senior school students team participated in the “World Trade” business game. The game allowed to simulate economic and social processes that occur between countries, to draw attention to the rational use of natural resources. Later children were involved in an environmental quest around the camp. Particular attention was paid to the camp local wastewater treatment plant operation.

Following to the quest, all children attended an ECO-Theater master class. The master class was very dynamic, emotional and vivid. Participants presented their mini-performances on up-to-date environmental issues.

One of the most interesting stages of the visit was a visit to the Southern Water Treatment Plant of Vodokanal of St. Petersburg. Experts unveiled water treatment technologies and equipment management methods.

School students also got acquainted with the historical center of the city and visited the “Universe of Water” multimedia exposition.

It should be noted that interactive classes and workshops were organized and conducted for school teams from St. Petersburg at the Vodokanal Youth Environmental Centre during the year. The project work continued in schools, where teams developed school environmental research and educational projects. Projects festival was held in May. The winners took part in a study tour to Lahti in September of this year.

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