At the end of April at the eleventh lecture professor Winfried Blum has held visit to “The Lone Earth” eco club. He is emeritus professor from University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He is actively cooperating with the president of Georgian Society of Soil Science professor Tengiz Urushadze for decades now.
The guest gave lecture about role of soils in ecosystem services, importance of protection of soils and sustainable land management. The schoolchildren gave lots of questions around many different subjects besides soil science.
On the next meeting of the eco-club was presented world of insects. The presenter was professor from Agricultural University of Georgia, Medea Burjanadze. The presentation caused big interest it lasted unprecedentedly long because of questions and discussions.
Also in March professor Elizbar Elizbarashvili head of Geography Department at Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University talked about climate and mitigation its results in Georgia.
The Lone Earth is continuing its activities during the studying period of schools. The eco club is leaded by teachers from N64 state school of Tbilisi Ekaterine Bazerashvili and Ekaterine Vekua, teachers of geography and biology, respectively.
With initiative of Agricultural University of Georgia, Michail Sabashvili Institute of Soil Science, Agrochemistry and Melioration, Georgian Society of Soil Science (GSSS) and Association of Professional Chemists of Georgia will be held the third Olympiad in Soil Science among schoolchildren in the forth week of April at the Kakha Bendukidze University Campus.
VI-XII grade schoolchildren from state and private schools of Georgia that already have learnt about soils in their program can take part in the event.
Tentative date for the olympiad is Friday, 27th of April, 11:00. Contact information:
Mariam Merabishvili 595 59 56 70
Tengiz Urushadze 599 58 25 41
Ilia Kunchulia 592 40 43 87
Schoolchildren from Tsilkani N1 state school visited Ivane Sarishvili Scientific Research laboratory of Soil in village Tsilkani, Mtskheta municipality and got acquainted with working process. The visit was part of a grant project funded by International Union of Soil Sciences – IUSS. The project is leaded by head of the laboratory Giorgi Ghambashidze.
The aim of the project is to establish “soil corners” at schools, where will be presented information regarding importance of soil, its role in ecosystem services and protection measures of soil and land.
Participant pupils from target schools are regularly hosted by the laboratory were they learn about modern approaches and methodologies of work in soil laboratory and in the field.
On the eight meeting of the eco club, members of The Lone Earth attended on presentation by Manager of Kakha Bendukidze University Campus Museum of Natural Sciences, PhD student of Agricultural University of Georgia Anna Veshaguridze on topic: Climate, vineyard and terroir concepts in viticulture
The lecture was about importance of climate in duration of vegetation period and zonality. Concepts of Terroir in European countries and impact of climate change on viticulture sector.