On October 13-14 the Quarry Life Award program was presented in 3 universities in St.Petersburg:
St.Petersburg State University (zoology, geobonany, and soil study departments) http://www.spbu.ru
St.Petersburg Herzen Pedagogical University (biology department) http://www.herzen.spb.ru
St.Petesburg Mining University (department of geoecology) http://www.spmi.ru
Founded in the 18th century all three are major centers of the Russian science, education and culture enjoying a high international standing.
There were 2 program presentation formats: meetings with the students and meetings with the representatives of different departments. The students and young researchers accepted the contest with enthusiasm. Especially they were inspired by the pictures of the quarry Pechurki characterized by a great variety of landscape and huge biodiversity of flora and fauna.
We plan “open door days” in the quarry in the end of October.