In early June, Paanajärvi National Park hosted the Paanajärvi Trails youth school aimed at developing youth project activity.
The experts were employees of PetrSU, teachers of Lyceum No. 1 and Lomonosov gymnasium in Petrozavodsk, business representatives, leaders, authors and organizers of educational, youth, cultural events in Karelia.
So, the leading engineer of the Scientific Research Department Kristina Martsinkevich spoke about the identification of the problem. Together with the project manager of the KROO “Blue Road” Anastasia Romanova, the participants figured out how to correctly formulate the goals and objectives of the project, and the head of the travel company “Chateau Taban” Alexandra Konstantinova shared the secrets of successful work with partners.
In addition, the participants learned what the schedule should include and how to build an information campaign for the project.
I really love children and life in nature, so I immediately agreed to go to school. The lack of communication and electricity did not become an obstacle for a good lecture. I told the guys about the information support of the project and explained how important it was. I shared the secrets of how to make as many people as possible know about your project. It is a fairy tale to give a lecture right on the shore of Lake Paanajärvi!
The school program included not only lectures and master classes, but also excursions along the routes of the park, sports and intellectual games. The participants visited the Kivakkakoski and Mantyukoski waterfalls, visited the Karelian House historical and regional center and climbed Mount Kivakka.
As a practical work, the participants developed their own team projects based on cases related to the work of Paanajärvi, which were then presented to the experts at the final session. After graduation, participants will receive information and consulting support for the preparation of project applications.
The organizers would like to thank the Paanajärvi National Park and personally Anastasia Viktorovna Protasova and Yulia Yurievna Nikolaevskaya for the warm welcome.
The Paanajärvi Paths Youth School project is being implemented with the financial support of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs. The school is the winner of the All-Russian competition of youth projects, which is part of the Russia – Land of Opportunities platform.