JSC “Vostochny Port” has held an intellectual battle in Nakhodka
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JSC “Vostochny Port”, the largest Russian specialized port with hi-tech coal transshipment and a member of coal port holding “Managing Port Company”, has held an ecological battle amongst Nakhodka schoolchildren aged 14 to 18 years within the framework of the traditional “Eco Marathon 2018”.
Seventeen teams competed in the intellectual multidiscipline event devoted to ecology. The participants demonstrated their knowledge of the Red Book (Endangered Species Act) animals and plants of Primorye, various meteorological instruments, works of world famous landscape artists, movies about ecology, activities of international ecological organizations and holidays.
Experts from school # 9 took first place in the competition, school # 16’s team won the second prize, and students from Gymnasium #1 came third. “Managing Port Company” and JSC “Vostochny Port” prepared memorable gifts for all the participants.
“It is important to use a comprehensible and amusing format to attract the youth and to encourage young people to study the environment of their native land and to help them to realize their role in the preservation of the environment. This intellectual battle is part of the environmental education program developed by “Managing Port Company, LLC” and JSC “Vostochny Port”. The event provides the kids with the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in ecology and to gain new information,” said Galina Maslakova, Acting Manager of Ecology Department of JSC “Vostochny Port”.
Mikhail Timoshenko, captain of the team that finished third, mentioned that the result had been achieved owing to erudition and teamwork.
“The game is exciting. The questions are diversified and interesting. They are about nature, inventions, music and cinema. We liked the round devoted to the Red Book most of all. I believe that every citizen of Primorye should know the rare animals and plants that live around us,” said the high school student.
“Managing Port Company” and JSC “Vostochny Port” has held the event aiming at creating environment awareness for the fourth year running already. The first ecological battle devoted to marine mammals was organized as part of the “Eco Marathon” project in spring 2017.