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19.10. 2011 The V All-Russia research and practice conference Actual issues of theory and practice of biological education supported by the UNDP/GEF Project Conservation of wetland biodiversity in the Lower Volga region.

All-Russia research and practice conference was organized by Volgograd State Social and Teachers Training University (VSSTTU), Volgograd Academy of advanced training and retraining of education employees (VAATR), IC Ventana Graph in partnership with the publishing houses Planet and Teacher. The conference was attaended by 91 people from 25 regions of Russia. Before the beginning of the meeting a display of learning kits was organized.

The conference was opened by Vice-rector of VSSTTU prof.A.Korotkov and Rector of VAATR prof. N.Bolotov. The UNDP/GEF Project Manager Natalya Lopantseva addressed the participants with a greeting word. Reports were given by editor in chief of science-methodological journal Biology at school S.Sumatokhin (Moscow), and G.Kalinova, a leading research worker of Federal Institute of pedagogical estimation, chief of biology laboratory of Institute of education and methods, RAS (Moscow). Director of MEI Ozernovskaya SOSh A.Nostayeva presented her report on problems of ecological education of schoolchildren and ways to cope with them in the Astrakhan oblast. S.Belova, professor of Chair of pedagogical systems management, VSSTTU, and O.Vaschenko, a biology teacher of MEI SOSh #78, RF President prize recipient (Volgograd) also gave their presentations. V.Shouvalova, senior specialist of Board of education and children socialization of the Astrakhan oblast Ministry of education and science spoke on development of ecological education system in the Oblast, on the priorities in the region, and on the learning kit of the elective/optional course Nature complexes and biodiversity of the Lower Volga valley elaborated within the frames of the UNDP/GEF Project. The kit is being tested now in educational institutions of the Astrakhan, Volgograd oblasts and the Republic of Kalmykia.

After the teachers mastery contest Methodical find the work of a number of sections was organized.

The next All-Russia research and practice conference will take place in Astrakhan in 2012

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