Students of the “Landscape Architecture” direction of the Institute of Forestry, Mining and Construction Sciences annually undergo practical training at the end of spring.
This year, future specialists in landscape design have chosen Vodlozersky National Park as the place of practical training.
May is traditionally considered the month of planting, so the students started planting greenery on the territory of the Administrative Center of the park. The weather pleased us with warm days, which made it possible to plant spruce seedlings on the ecological path, to transplant hawthorn and lilac bushes into a more favorable environment.
In addition, the students visited the updated exposition of the museum located in the Administrative Center, learned about the activities of the park, its flora and fauna, as well as about the life of the local population living in the park.
The next stage of the practice was an ecological expedition to the territory of the Vodlozersky branch of the park.
On the territory of the estate and the tourist shelter “Rebolakhta” under construction, located in the village of Kuganavolok, the trainees mastered the process of creating a hedge from coniferous plants. The guys showed stamina and hard work in planting, despite the unfavorable weather conditions, they were able to plant about 300 spruce seedlings.
As part of an ecological expedition, the students visited the Bely Island, where they studied the survival rate of larch seedlings in the area affected by the fire.
In addition to the practical component, lectures on the history of the park and its current activities were organized for students. The students learned how the branch prepared for the fire hazardous season, visited the building of the fire-chemical station and the points of concentration of fire-fighting equipment.
Tatyana Viktorovna Malberg, a leading ecological tourism specialist of the Vodlozersk branch, gave the children a tour of the visitor center and talked about the peculiarities of the life of vodlozers, their customs and traditions. As a keepsake, the students were able to make themselves a charm bracelet with traditional Vodlozero patterns.
Future designers positively assessed the internship process, delved into the work of the institution with interest, and gained useful skills and knowledge.
During the on-the-job training, the students showed themselves excellently in the field, both during the work directly on the territory of the Vodlozersky National Park, and on the territory of the Administrative Center. We wish you success in your professional field and look forward to further cooperation, said the curators of the practice.