The members of the Children’s Ecology and Nature Study Academy of Feldman Ecopark participated in the National competition of children’s scientific researches Inventors and Innovators. The National Environmental and Naturalist Centre of Studying Youth carry it out annually, and every time young naturalists of the Social and Humanitarian Multi-Complex participate in it. This year, Kseniia Ukolova and Myroslava Kuznetsova submitted the reports in Kiev – both girls are members of the Theatre of Children and Animals, and both took honorable third place in the National Competition.
“For Myra it was a debut – she performed with scientific report before a large audience for the first time. It was devoted to inquiry into the conduct of alpacas. Kseniia, as more skilled (this is her fourth competitive work already) — took patronage over her: helped to make experiments, to collect material, to prepare for the presentation — the head of the Theatre of Children and Animals Anna Harazhina told. — Kseniia submitted the report “Studying of ability of a pony to percept and identify 3D objects.” It should be noted that both of our young naturalists used in their scientific researches not only theoretical knowledge, but also possibilities of direct communication with the four-footed beasts. The jury of a competition clearly appreciated it”.
It should be reminded that the Children’s Ecology and Nature Study Academy of Feldman Ecopark is one of Ukraine’s largest non-governmental out-of-school educational institutions operating on the basis of Feldman Ecopark for 7 years. More than 1,000 children study in it. There are more than a dozen of different departments and clubs in it. The most popular directions of Children’s Academy are Horse Complex, Young Naturalists-Biologists Club and Theatre of Children and Animals. Lessons here not only broaden children’s mind, but also give the pleasure of communication with animals.