The Red Book in children’s eyes

Unspecified, ed. The Red Book in children’s eyes. The Ecological Culture Development Office of The Ecological Department of Khanti-Mansiysk District.

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The international ecological project “The competition-exhibition of children’s works “The Red Book in children’s eyes” has been held from 2008 within International ecological action “To save and preserve”. The competition was organized by The Museum of local lore and history “Reflection” of Talinka rural settlement, Oktyabrskiy district of Khanti-Mansiysk Autonomous District. About 5 000 children from 63 regions of Russia, the states of the former Soviet Union (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukrain) and European countries (Hungary, Estonia) sent their works, dedicated to threatened species of flora and fauna to Ugra’s competition “Competition and exhibition “Red book in children’s eyes”. The project has unique background as it was born in regional museum of local lore and history 4 years ago, became the third museum’ ambitious project. In 2001 the first illustrated edition of children’s book “Grandmother Anne’s fairytales” of Khanti writer Anna Mitrofanovna Konkova was published. The illustrations for the book were created by students of Talinka’s art school. “Our second project became the edition of The Ancient Emder’s sagas, - said a teacher of history and a tutor of the museum of local lore and history “Reflection” of Talinka urban settlement Olga Stacyuk, - Just a few believed in the existence of ancient town. But together with Urals archeologists we were managed to find it in 30 km from the settlement. With children we explored found artifacts, documents in archives, sagas – the illustrations for the book “Encient Emder” was created from all those materials. During the diggings the archeologists found bones of five animals: a white-tailed eagle, a swan, a surgeon, a beaver, and an owl. 500 years ago these animals were wide spread, but today they are brought to The Red Book, and it is difficult to meet them on the territory of the district. Olga Stacyuk and her pupils paid tribute to the threatened species and reconstructed them in Art. The goal of the project was an ecological culture development and shaping of a proactive life approach of the young generation towards the problem of reduction of flora and fauna species diversity in the regional scale and across the planet. After a year, in 2008 the competition accepted support from the district authorities and 1,600 pupils participated in it. And from 2010 the competition “The Red Book in children’s eyes” has moved to a new level – it is held within The International ecological action “To save and preserve” and the auspice of UNESCO. In 2013 the children from Russia, states of Asia and Europe sent their works to the competition. In these works, using drawing techniques, graphics, sculpture, folk arts, in literature and photograph they have expressed the claim for the environmental friendliness. Now they are all waiting for the results. As project organizers have told, the hanging committee issued a proposal to leave only one nomination “Laureates”, as that was truly difficult to select the best of the best among a huge diversity of work presented for the competition. The works of laureates will be placed into a catalog based on the results of the competition, and became the participants of the traveling exhibitions around Ugra and Russian Federation. Travelling exhibitions “The Red Book in children’s eyes – 2013” were organized in The Museum of oil and gas geology”, Khanti-Mansiysk; The Ethnographical outdoor museum “Torum Maa”, Khanti-Mansiysk; The Museum of Nature and Mankind, Khanti-Mansiysk; Khanti ‘s ethnographical museum, Lyantor; The Museum and cultural centre, Nyagan; The Museum and source centre, Noyabirsk; The State Darvin’s Museum, Moscow.

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    Subjects: Natural Environment > Fauna
    Organizations: Unspecified
    Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 14:55

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