#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The polar voyage for 70 gifted high school students from different parts of Russia, organized with the support of the state corporation Rosatom, has become a unique opportunity to touch the beauties of the Arctic and gain new knowledge.
The Knowledge Icebreaker 2022 expedition is part of the scientific and educational program Homo Science, created by the state corporation Rosatom for young people in 2020.
Talented teenagers who were selected according to the results of the intellectual competition “Knowledge Icebreaker. Homo Science Project went on voyage by one of the largest nuclear-powered icebreakers in the world, 50 Years of Victory. They went along the route Murmansk – North Pole – Franz Josef Land – Murmansk.
According to Andrey Cheremisinov, the Rosatom state corporation communications department director, the flight to the North Pole helps young people develop a craving for science, technology and knowledge.
“17,000 schoolchildren fought for the right to board the icebreaker. A tour package to the North Pole costs more than 2.5 million rubles, and the guys got it for free thanks to their knowledge. Imagine, as adults, they will say to their children: “When I was your age, I went to the North Pole, you try your best too!” he commented.
The expedition program taught the children to formulate a request for information, search for the necessary resources, as well as synthesize and broadcast in the media the knowledge they acquired.
In an informal setting, schoolchildren took part in four educational tracks. The first – Homo Science – was dedicated to generating clean energy in the Arctic and preserving the biodiversity of the North. The second – View Science – revealed creative energy, free and original thinking. The third one, Art&Science, demonstrated the connection between science and art. The fourth – Science Media – taught to work with information in the media space. Each student chose a topic of interest for him to study.
At the end ceremony of the expedition, the guys presented a challenge cup to the participants of the next voyage of the Discoveries Icebreaker, on which on July 19 the winners of the All-Russian competition for schoolchildren Big Change went to the North Pole with the support of Rosatom.
Earlier we reported that this year Rosatom is exploring 45.2 thousand kilometers of the Northern Sea Route. The state corporation is going to invest more than 700 billion rubles in Arctic projects by 2030.
Text: Ekaterina Maksimova, Photo: FSUE Atomflot