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.
On the seventh meeting of eco-club schoolchildren attended lecture about Borjomi valley. Presenter Tamar Khoshtaria gave talk about history of Borjomi, mineral waters and resort zones. Also challenges of the region and reasons of their existence.
Members of the club were interested about recent frequent wild fires and approaches of prevention
On the sixth meeting of the eco-club, participants were presented a lecture “A world of invisible rays” that was about modern problems of radio biology and about famous Georgian scientist Ivane Tarkhnishvili. The lecture was presented by Mikheil Gogebashvili and Nazi Ivanishvili, representatives from I. Beritashvili Center of Experimental Biomedicine, Laboratory of Radiation Safety Problems.
At the end of the presentation, the schoolchildren and their teachers gave questions and discussion was held. The meetings of the club will be held once in two week.
With initiative of Georgian Society of Soil Science and Michail Sabashvili Institute of Soil Science, Agrochemistry and Melioration on the basis of Agricultural University of Georgia within competition of Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation of Georgia “Science Begins from School – Research with Participation of Schoolchildren” project “Examination of soil conditions and approaches to rational use of adjacent territories of Kojori-Samadlo motor road” has been conducted.
Under the project there was three stages of work. First of all, the schoolchildren were presented project targets and working schedule, field works were planned and implemented.
After examination of the research area and taking soil samples, laboratory analyses were conducted. The pupils did soil analysis and were acknowledged to working principles and specifications in the university and soil laboratory. At the same time review of special literature was done.
After getting results of analysis and review of literature, the soil map of the research area was prepared and approaches of rational use of roadsides was worked out. In the final stage the participants have presented final results and the map.
During the project participants celebrated The World Soil Day and the ecoclub “The Lone Earth” was founded.
On 8th of December 2017 at the Kakha Bendukidze University Campus VI Republican Conference in Soil Science was hosted. The conference was dedicated to 105 years since birth of famous scientist, teacher and public figure, academician of Academy of Agriculture professor Ivane Sarishvili. Participants of the event remembered professor Sarishvili and his scientific work.
The event was organized under the World Soil Day celebration by the initiative of Georgian Society of Soil Science.
„Academician of Academy of Agriculture I. Sarishvili and development of subtropic agrochemistry” – Academician of Academy of Agriculture Valerian Tsanava
(Institute of tea, subtropical cultures and tea production, Agricultural University of Georgia)
„Role of Academician of Academy of Agriculture I. Sarishvili in icreasing fertility of the cropland zone soils of East Georgia”- Dr. Diana Khomasuridze and Amiran Tkhelidze
(Agricultural University of Georgia)
“Red Book of the Soils of Georgia: current condition and perspecitve” – Agriculture PhD Tamar Kvrivishvili (Agricultural University of Georgia)
Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation project –
„Science Begins from School – Research with Participation of Schoolchildren“ First Steps – PhD student Ilia Kunchulia (Agricultural University of Georgia)