Norilsk residents invited to interactive exploration expedition

Norilsk residents invited to interactive exploration expedition

October 25, 2021

The Norilsk Museum dedicates a new space to the wonderful world of minerals.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. On the occasion of the 135th anniversary of Nikolay Fedorovsky, an outstanding scientist-mineralogist, founder of applied mineralogy and science popularizer, the Norilsk Museum conducts excursions in a new interactive space.

A new museum lesson dedicated to science and profession of a geologist steeped in romance was named Geology in Verse.

As told in the museum, interactive programs will be of interest to children and adults:

“The science of the Earth – geology – has stepped far forward today: modern geologists are not like researchers in swamp boots and storm jackets with hammers in their hands. Modern computer technologies and the latest equipment help them to look deep into the Earth. However, the romance and poetry of this profession still inspire young and courageous people to go in search of discoveries. The Norilsk Museum invites you to feel the thirst for adventure and join a geological exploration expedition. Going down to the ‘museum cave’, the participants will feel like real scientists and make their first discoveries”.

The museum workers noted that the Mineralogical Sketches by Nikolay Fedorovsky, which he read to students while working at the Norilsk mining and metallurgical technical school, will become ‘a reference point for the most daring’.

The useum teachers will become guides in science to the wonderful, special world of minerals and minerals of our territory:

“They will talk about chalcopyrite and the copper that is extracted from it, and reveal the tasty secret of coal – the black gold of the industrial revolution. What do clay and granite have in common? What is rich iron ore of Taimyr? Participants will surely find answers to these and other questions. A museum lesson in an interactive space expands the boundaries of not only school lessons. It provides new visual material, immerses in the historical context, introduces real geological research. The program is aimed at schoolchildren, but it will be of interest to every visitor to the museum”.

Earlier, we reported that the Norilsk State Industrial Institute, renamed the Polar State University, now bears the name of Nikolay Fedorovsky. We talked about the legendary scientist in our Artefacts column.

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Text: Mikhail Tuaev, Photo: Norilsk Museum

October 25, 2021

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