The network activities continue. On July 10, 2012 the NETESDA local work group (representatives of local universities and ministries) gathered to talk over opportunities for future development. The solution was to organize together “ Eco-days,” aimed to improve ecological knowledge among students and teachers. As it is planned, the eco-days will include ecological film festival, exhibitions, master-classes and workshops. “We will try to make these eco-days international. We are planning to invite some international partner institutions to participate. I think we all have a lot to share. The UArctic magazine is called “Shared Voices ”. That’s what we need now. We need to share our voices. We need to share our minds. We need to share our knowledge. And threats, too. That’s the main goal of “Eco-days”, says Olga Alekseevich, NETESDA leader.

“Eco-days” will be held in October 2012. All preparatory work will start in the end of August. Two creative environmental contests will take place in September as well. The contests will make the students think over the problem and get ready for further NETESDA events.

Video clip from NETESDA Field School