These seminars were held on March 7, 2017 and were devoted to the endemic unique natural heritage of Samarskaya Luka. "Eco-hours" carried the teacher of biology and ecology Galina Shishkina by showing a colorful and informative presentation "The Thyme Zhigulevsky on the Samarskaya Luka", which told not only about this unique species, but also other endemics.
A huge wealth of the Samara region is the National Park "Samarskaya Luka", founded in order to preserve unique natural complexes that have a special ecological and aesthetic value. Of particular scientific interest are the plants - endemics of Samarskaya Luka: Carnation Volzhskaya (Dianthus volgi-cus), Gypsophila Zhigulevsky (Gypsophila Zhegulensis), spurge Zhigulevsky (Euphorbia Zhiguliensis), Thyme Zhigulevsky (Thymus Zhegulensis), and 18 species listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation. But the fences and conservation status does not help to preserve these unique plants, but all together we can save them from extinction, protecting them from trampling and disrupting. Creation of ecological paths in natural areas will help to preserve nature, and "Molodetsky mound" especially needs such protection.
45 students of 5 a and 5 b classes took part in two seminars.
Event were held in the framework of the Project “Protecting Thymus at Samarskaya Luka”, which performed with the financial support of Arconic Foundation.
1. 5 B class: Thyme Zhigulevsky as a symbol of rare species of the Samarskaya Luka
2. 5 A class: All listened attentively