Russian Geographical Society invites Arctic volunteers

Russian Geographical Society invites Arctic volunteers

November 30, 2023

Those who pass the competitive selection will become participants in the environmental expedition of the Russian Geographical Society to clean up the Russian Arctic zone.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Russian Geographical Society (RGS) invites those interested to join the new environmental movement – Arctic Volunteer. Those who pass the qualifying competition and show themselves well in the first expedition will be able to become the expeditionary reservists of the Russian Geographical Society.

“Geographers, biologists, historians, geologists, athletes, searchers, journalists and just good, caring people – the Arctic awaits everyone who cares about its fate. Everyone, from novice volunteers to technical specialists and scientists, is invited to join the Arctic Volunteer environmental movement of the Russian Geographical Society”, the society’s website says.

Arctic Volunteer is a new environmental movement, part of the youth environmental and social project Arctic: General Cleaning. The movement provides young Russians passionate about the Arctic with the opportunity for self-realization and career growth. The movement followers will be able to participate in the Arctic regions’ socio-economic life and solve complex and pressing problems. The mission of the project is to open the Arctic to everyone and preserve its uniqueness.

To become the movement participant, you have to submit an application on the website, undergo a competitive selection and a training course. During the training, participants will be taught how to conduct scientific research in the Far North, analyze environmental pollution, and choose methods for eliminating them.

“Volunteers who pass the competitive selection will be able to receive a certificate and become participants in the environmental expedition of the Russian Geographical Society to clean up the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation from man-made pollution – Arctic: General Cleaning – in the Hatanga rural settlement of the Krasnoyarsk region in 2024. Based on the expedition results, the best Arctic volunteers (as recommended by the expedition leader) will be enrolled in the reserve of the Russian Geographical Society Expeditionary Force”, the society’s website says.

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Text: Victoria Belyaeva, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko

November 30, 2023

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