April 19, 2016 PJSC “Zaporizhstal” within the framework of fifth season of public ecological initiative “Save the Dnieper together” organized environmental quest on the island Khortytsya for the nine-grade students of 10 city schools.
The main target of environmental quest is to teach children respect for nature, test and improve environmental knowledge. The event was supported by the National Reserve “Khortytsya” and Zaporozhye regional organization of Ukrainian hunters and fishermen society. 30 students from different areas of Zaporozhye participated in the quest.
All students performed tasks, while moving along the north-eastern part of the island Khortytsya, on route length of 3 km. During the quest, students performed theoretical and practical tasks, participated in quizzes and competitions. There were such tasks as setting the spawning nests for birds, search of foxhole, watching for birds and many other things. In addition, each team completed their homework by constructed a birdhouse for the birds. With the help of National Reserve “Khortytsya” specialists, children put all these 10 birdhouses on the trees near the Historical and Cultural Complex “Zaporizhian Sich”.
According to the quest results, jury selected the winners: 1st place – Zaporozhye educational complex “Vybor”, 2nd place – lyceum № 34, 3rd place – Zaporozhye comprehensive school №76. The winners received from “Zaporizhstal” valuable prizes (camera, laser printer and a set of game balls) and all other participants received prizes and a souvenir photo.