Days of Science PetrSU
Within the framework of cooperation agreements between the Kemsky, Belomorsky, Loukhsky municipal districts and PetrSU, the Days of Science for students of the northern regions of Karelia were held from 6 to 8 April.
The Institute of Biology, Ecology and Agricultural Technologies was represented by K.A. Petrova, senior lecturer of the Department of Animal Science, Fish Farming, Agronomy and Land Management, V.I. Androsov, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, A.A. Starodubtseva, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, L.A. Sergienko, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor of the Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, K.V. Morozova, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, T.Yu Dyachkova, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Botany and Plant Physiology.
K.A. Petrova presented a report “Artificial cultivation of commercial fish”, where she talked about the prospects and possibilities of growing commercial fish in Karelia, and also acquainted the children with the peculiarities of admission to the areas of training implemented by the Institute of Biology, Ecology and Agricultural Technologies of PetrSU .
IN AND. Androsov and A.A. Starodubtseva told the students about osmotic phenomena in plant life. With the help of special equipment, the teachers conducted online experiments, and the students were able to see and discuss osmotic phenomena based on model objects and living plant cells.
L.A. Sergienko told the students about how the specialists of the Department of Botany and Plant Physiology study the shores of the White Sea, what plants grow there and how they adapt to the changing conditions of the coast. Also professor L.A. Sergienko introduced the schoolchildren to some of the results of joint research by scientists from PetrSU and the Center for the Preservation and Restoration of Bog Ecosystems, ILAN RAS (RFBR project 20-54-71002) “Towards the Resilience of Arctic Swamp Ecosystems Through Integral Management and Restoration” of the Belmont Forum Joint Research Program “Viability Arctic systems “, project manager, candidate of biological sciences, senior researcher of the center T.Yu. Minaev.
K.V. Morozova presented the report “Aromatic Medicines”, in which she introduced the students to medicinal plants containing essential oils and used in folk and scientific medicine from ancient times to the present.
T.Yu. Dyachkova told the students of schools in the northern regions of Karelia about rare and needing protection species of the region’s flora, about the history of the creation and maintenance of the Red Data Books in the world, the history of the publication of the Red Data Books of Karelia since 1985, their differences and mandatory rules of formation. The last Red Data Book of the Republic of Karelia, published in 2020, was presented in more detail. Schoolchildren also got acquainted with some of the representatives included in this Red Data Book. The report noted the great role of scientists who study the state of rare plant species of the republic’s flora in order to take the necessary measures to preserve them in natural complexes.
The event was attended by students from the Rabocheostrovskaya school of the Kemsky district, schools No. 1, 2, 3 in Kem, schools No. 1 in Belomorsk, as well as Mashezerskaya, Pushninskaya, Sumposad schools in the Belomorsky district, Pyaozerskaya, Sosnovskaya and Chupinskaya secondary schools in Loukhsky district.