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Tchaikovsky City, Perm Krai Center for Young Naturalists

We are from Tchaikovsky City in the Perm Krai, Russian Federation. Tchaikovsky is located west of the Ural Mountains. The city is a peninsula, with the Kama River to the west, the Votkinsk Reservoir to the north and northwest, and the Saigatka Estuary to the east. Tchaikovsky is surrounded by coniferous and deciduous forests, and is unusually picturesque and well-maintained.

We are an independent educational institution, the Center for Young Naturalists. Our GFL participants are members of “Antaeus,” a school forestry club. “Antaeus” was organized at our Center, with help from the Tchaikovsky and Sosnova environmental clubs. It has members in seven local schools, and students here work to increase environmental awareness, study nature, and conserve and regrow forests, while preparing for future careers.

 Our group leaders: Galina Anatolievna Medzhitova is head of “Antaeus,” and Lilia Vyacheslavovna Udovichenko is a supplementary education pedagogue. Our GFL student participants are 8th graders Timofey M., Daniel K., Angelina O., and Maxim V., and 9th grader Lyudmila T..