Vladivostok boarding school children learn about Amur tigers

Vladivostok boarding school children learn about Amur tigers

18 October 2018

On Wednesday, 17 October, Vladivostok boarding schools joined educational events as part of the Russian Geographical Society’s Geography for Children initiative. School children attended lectures as well as took part in exciting geographical games.


The lecturers were specialists from the Amur Tiger Centre and the Russian Geographical Society.


“Children would ask questions about our work. It was especially interesting for them to find out whether or not we are afraid to be near tigers. We talked about poaching and discussed the possible contribution children can make to Amur tiger conservation,” pointed out Amur Tiger Centre representative, Leonid Zaika.


At the end of the gathering, the boarding school children were presented with mementos from the Russian Geographical Society and the Amur Tiger Centre.


Geography for Children is a social initiative of the Russian Geographical Society for youngsters deprived of parental care. From the autumn of 2018, different regions of Russia have been hosting educational and enlightenment events organised by the Russian Geographical Society in collaboration with its regional branches and also youth clubs.