Polar Bear’s students collected 170 kilograms of garbage on Yenisey’s banks

Polar Bear’s students collected 170 kilograms of garbage on Yenisey’s banks

July 28, 2021

Children and their parents were told about the region's main river and unique port.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Pupils of the Polar Bear Norilsk eco-educational center of the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic (PORA) together with their parents held litter picks on the Yenisey banks in Dudinka.

The team of schoolchildren from 7 to 15 years old was joined by members of the Taimyr Ecological Movement and the Russian Geographical Society.

“Before the territory cleaning start, a senior researcher of the Taimyr Museum told the children about the significance of the Yenisey, the largest river in the Krasnoyarsk region, in the history of the development of Taimyr, about its economic and environmental significance for the territory, about the history of the Dudinsky International Port”, the organizers shared.

For the cleaning action, containers with the Polar Bear center symbols were installed next to the floating pier. Participants collected 170 kilograms of garbage (19 large bags), mainly glass, plastic bags and bottles.

“Despite the stormy wind, we made it through. Half of the group members visited Dudinka for the first time. The children saw the port, huge waves. They really liked the sightseeing tour of the Taimyr Museum of Local Lore; the children asked many questions, especially about mammoths, woolly rhinoceros and fish”, said Olga Shadrina, head of the Polar Bear Center.

Earlier, we reported that Norilsk volunteers went to improve the Putorana plateau.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Arctic Development Project Office

July 28, 2021

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