On October 8, a cross-border Russian-Finnish youth seminar on the exchange of experience in river ecosystem research was held. The event was held online in Russian and Finnish with simultaneous translation.

On October 8, 2021, the XXI interregional scientific and practical conference of students "Ecomonitoring of rivers and the coast of the Gulf of Finland and the state of the environment" was held at the Palace of Creativity "At the Voznesensky Bridge". The event was organized by "Friends of the Baltic" and Palace of Creativity "At the Voznesensky Bridge". The partners of the conference were the Department of Education of the Admiralteysky District Administration of St. Petersburg, the International Coalition Clean Baltic, the "Center for Providing Educational Activities of Municipal Educational Institutions of the Lomonosov Municipal District of the Leningrad Region", the "Krestovsky Island" eco biological center and Ecocentrum.

On September 18-19, a training seminar for teachers on projects and programs of the Ecocentrum and Friends of the Baltic on the topics of water quality, climate, energy, marine litter and microplastics, and a training on water research of the River Watch network was held in the village of Roshchino. The seminar was attended by 30 teachers and volunteers from St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, as well as heads of environmental associations of Yugra (KhMAO) as part of an internship in St. Petersburg.

On August 26, Ecocentrum and Friends of the Baltic held a media tour for journalists and bloggers, during which they talked about the relationship between climate change and the state of aquatic ecosystems. The participants of the event drove along the northern and southern shores of the Gulf of Finland to points with vivid examples of the consequences of climate change.

Our partners "Friends of the Baltic" have published on their YouTube channel a series of videos with a detailed description of some methods for studying the state of water bodies, which is carried out within the framework of the "River Watch" program.


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