FIELD CENTER and DISCIPLINES
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"Ecosystem" has its own field biology station - Center for Field Studies.
It helps to reach the goals of environmental education through field ecology.
The Center lies in the sanitary zone surrounding the city of Moscow, that provides
pristine state of the local environment. The Center is surrounded by old-growth conifer
(pine and spruce) and deciduous forests. Nearby river and a lake also present such
habitats as wet meadows and marshes.
Center works with Moscow school-students and teachers, school-teachers associations and
biological school groups, leaders and members of youth public environment organizations,
with educators and different staff categories from the additional education system,
biology and geography scientists who use the principles and approaches of the outdoor
ecology in their activity from all Russian regions. Classes are taught at the Center
We teach these disciplines during nature excursions and field research
Excursions aim to get recognition of such components of the environment as rocks and
minerals, relief, soils, water bodies, flora and fauna. We also emphasize organisms'
interactions and coexistence in natural communities during different seasons.
Field studies are independent projects, where students use research methods of
"real" science in their ecological research.
Following are short syllabi of the study disciplines.