Dialogue of youth with nature

There are a lot of appealing things in nature during May. Trees and grasses are blooming. From morning till evening bees are buzzing, collecting healing honey. Wild herbs complement our food with green vitamins. Most of the feathered inhabitants have nestlings.

Students of TRENCSY under the guidance of teacher Oksana Kremin decided to communicate with the nature of Bozdosh Park. In addition to getting acquainted with the trees and shrubs of the park, which is a park of landscape art of local significance, the children solved puzzles and quests on “Spring natural phenomena”, did tasks “Guess the bird by description” and “Recognize the bird’s beak”, looking for answers to environmental problems. There was the task of finding an insect and examining it under a magnifying glass of particular interest to the youth. The children were able to observe the following insects lively discussing the diversity of their coverings, body structure, color, and size: black ant, seven-spot ladybird, common fly, cockchafer, and its larva.

We enjoyed the emotional perception of spring by listening to the sounds of nature. They breathed in fresh cool air, smelled greenery, heard the melodic singing of birds, the chirping of grasshoppers, the croaking of frogs, the buzzing of mosquitoes, the roar of the river, and the rustling of tree leaves caused by the wind closing the eyes. We came across an anthill walking along the bank of the Uzh river. They pointed out that on one side of the anthill someone kicked it a lot. Bullies obviously visited this place. Despite this, meanwhile, the work of anthill’s top is being completed. “It is known that ants are called forest rangers. Five anthills are enough to protect trees from pests in a 100-by-100-meter forest area,” said Marynka.

As long as Transcarpathia is famous for its rich balneological resources, we got acquainted with the mineral spring water of the park, which is very popular among the city’s residents. On the way home, the children actively discussed everything they saw and heard, which was pleasing, such as talking with nature, fresh air, and interesting activities – all this brings positive emotions and distracts from the sad present. The tour was gripping and informative. Young nature lovers have realized that living nature needs careful treatment, so we have to study, explore, preserve it and increase its wealth.

The event was held in cooperation with the Transcarpathian Regional Ecological and Naturalistic Center for Students Youth (TRENCSY) with the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies – IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) with the support of the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.

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