Schoolchildren - about the Aral Sea problem

The “Gubkin” students told about one of the global environmental problems - the prevention of the consequences of the drying out of the Aral Sea during field classes in schools №151 and №182 of Tashkent city.

Meanwhile, open environmental lessons have become the best form of career guidance, as according to their results, students expressed a desire to enter a well-known university.

As students of the Branch noted in their speeches, currently the initiatives of Uzbekistan to mitigate the consequences of the environmental crisis of the Aral Sea and the socio-economic development of the Aral Sea region are part of the priority measures outlined in the framework of the “Action Strategy on Five Priority Directions for the Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021”. A logical continuation of the measures to mitigate the consequences of the disaster is the adoption of the State Program for the Development of the Aral Sea Region for 2017-2021.

It should be noted that at school №182 in Tashkent city, in order to cover the widest possible range of students, students conducted an interactive lecture on a relevant topic, breaking up in pairs. So, Diana Kurmakaeva - Sherzod Mukhiddinov interacted with 5-grade students, Javokhir Safarboev - Alexander Son - interacted with 6-grade students, Vladislav Irgaliev - Ruslan Vafin and Fakhd Abdulvahkhob - Abdurauf Khafizov - interacted with 8-grade students. At the same time, the “Gubkints” spoke not only about the environmental crisis in the former Aral Sea zone and adjacent to the Aral Sea region, but touched upon the rational use of energy resources and measures taken to reduce the negative impact of the oil and gas industry on the environment. In particular, Diana Kurmakaeva herself is the author of the report “Biological methods for combating hydrocarbon spills used in the conditions of the Republic of Uzbekistan”, awarded a diploma of the third degree at the last scientific and practical departmental conference, she is a scholarship holder of the Board of Trustees of the Branch.

According to Vyacheslav Maksyutov, a student of the URN group 16-02, the choice of school № 151 for a lesson in ecology was not accidental: he studied here all the years, and Marina Amatkhamovna Pavlova, a teacher in her favorite subject of mathematics, has still been teaching here. Together with fellow student Gulzar Berdekeshova from Nukus, they also talked about the Aral Sea problem. The topic was facilitated by visual handouts with original illustrations. In addition, students focused on specific personal actions to reduce environmental damage. This, in particular, is facilitated by such simple environmental habits as using fabric bags rather than plastic bags for shopping at the store, and limited use of aerosols and artificial lighting. Among the eco-friendly habits are separate waste collection, delivery of non-working electrical equipment for recycling, tips on walking or cycling more.

The participants of the event - students of 11 classes showed a keen interest not only in eco-topics, but also in the Branch and the profession of oil men. The “Gubkints” talked about the rules of admission, test exams, the website of the university, student life, research activities in alma mater.  

 Branch Press-Service