„Young scientists’ camp 2012“
Dzūkija National Park and Čepkeliai State Nature Reserve administrations have organized a camp for young scientists. The Project was sponsored by Varėna district municipality. 10 students from Varėna „Ąžuolas“ gymnasium and Merkinė V. Krėvės gymnasium were selected to participate in it in October.
Young scientists’ camp takes place for the second year. The purpose of the camp is to stimulate the interest in nature and our environment, to deepen practical knowledge in it and to learn about nature in nature.
Last year young scientists learned a lot about birds, plants and mushrooms. This year they have deepened their knowledge of the forest floor: lichens, mosses and lycopodiums. Camp members also participated in the Birdwaching event.
During the camp forest and swamp became more familiar to the camp members and they have promissed theirselves to be closer to nature.
We would like to say special thanks for the valuable lectures and experience to Dr. Jurga Motiejunaitė from Vilnius University. Also we would like to thank Varėna municipality for the financial assistance.
We hope that this project will be continued and next year we are planning to organize similar camp to deepen students‘knowledge in in other ranges of Dzūkija National Park‘s and Čepkeliai Nature Reserve‘s nature.
By the next year.
We invite you to look at the camp‘s photos at the end of the page.
Text and photo by Emilis Tamošiūnas