I. Metshin: “We are completing the Year of Ecology by opening a new building for the eco-center for children”
Photo by Denis Gordiyko
December 26, Ekaterina Vislavskaya). Today, the ecological center officially
opened in the Gorkinsko-Ometyevsky forest. There will be free natural science
classes for children under the supplementary education program, the monitoring
of the ecosystem of the Gorkinsky forest, as well as activities of children's
and youth environmental organizations. Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan,
greeted the students of the eco-center.
completing the Year of Ecology by opening a new building for the eco-center for
our children. It is symbolic that it is in the Gorkinsko-Ometyevsky forest,
which is a specially protected natural area. Children can practice here,
experience what they are going to protect being adults. This is a joyful event
for us”, said the Mayor of Kazan and thanked the companies that helped to build
the eco-center. The ICL-KPO VS, the OOO “SK Progress” and the “Gran” invested
46 million rubles in the project.
eco-center with the area of 250 square meters will be the site of the City
Children's Ecological and Biological Center, in which 1412 children are
engaged. In the future, there will be events in honor of the iconic dates
related to the environment, the spring and summer environmental workshop of the
School of the Young Ecologist. Ecological paths will appear in the
eco-center is a round one-storey building with a panoramic roof, which is
located near the children's playground. There are four offices in the building.
There are multi-touch screens with 3D-visualization of the forest park in the
hall and powerful computers, laptops, interactive whiteboards in the offices.
Ilsur Metshin examined the cabinets of project activities, artistic and
aesthetic creativity, and the laboratory. The children presented their work to
the head of the city and presented a handmade ball for the city Christmas tree
Galeeva, the director of the City Children's Ecological and Biological Center
of Kazan, said that thanks to the new eco-center, it will be possible to
increase the coverage of children by classes. It is planned to expand the
staff: to employ teachers-organizers and teachers of additional education, who
will conduct classes from morning till evening. “Initially, everything was
planned so that the children could obtain interesting materials, observe
nature, and make analyzes in the laboratory”, she noted.
the workshop “Architectural Troops” have worked out the project to the smallest
detail. The building is a model of environmentally friendly construction: the
facade is decorated with wooden slats, and the main entrance is made in the
form of a portal of gabions filled with pebbles.
Metshin wished the children to become assistants in the protection of the
environment. “We want to live in a comfortable and clean city. And this is
another step in the ecological education of our children”, said the Mayor.
Kalinkin, the head of the Kazan Executive Committee, Damir Fattakhov, the first
deputy head of the Executive Committee, Rustem Kamalov, the first deputy
minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the RT, Natalia Fishman, an
assistant to the President of the RT, Igor Kulyazhev, the deputy Executive
Committee and the chairman of the Committee for External Improvement, Ilsur
Khadiullin, the head of Department of Education, Alsu Karyakina, the head of
the Directorate of Parks and Squares, Rustem Gafarov, the head of the Sovetsky
district’s administration, and others took part in the opening of the
renovated Gorkinsko-Ometevsky forest was opened in December 2016. The
improvement of the park was continued in 2017 in the framework of the second