The project of the International Meeting of Young Geologists “GEOARTEK-2017” was organized by the Russian State Geological-Prospecting University named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze and JSC ROSGEO on the basis of the Morskoy Camp of the Artek ICC within the framework of the 12th session “Our shared home - the Earth”.
The event was held from October 18 to November 8, 2017. The purpose of the event is formation of a holistic view complying with the modern concept of the Earth as a space object, as well as education of ecological culture of the individual, implying responsibility for his planet and its inhabitants.
154 teenagers aged from 10 to 17 years from 23 subjects of the Russian Federation took part in the “GEOARTEK-2017”. The main task of the project was to strengthen interest of the younger generation in the Earth sciences and create prerequisites for popularizing the geologist’s profession.
During the shift young geologists got training in the universal principles of the research approach, methods of geological field and cameral study, safety rules in the course of expeditions, and will get acquainted with environmental requirements, a number of meetings and workshops were held with specialists in geology and related sciences.
As part of the session, the participants also gained working skills in expeditionary conditions.
‘I’m delighted to point out that today profession and sciences related to the Earth are becoming of great concern, there are more educational programs and opportunities in the industry for young people, - Roman Panov, Director General of JSC ROSGEO, said. Young and talented people are now in great demand than ever before. Therefore, I hope that you will never lose the lively interest that brought you here. Moreover, it will get stronger and help you overcome this difficult way of becoming a professional in your business, a real geologist.’