Educational Projects by WWF-Armenia
On November 14th, staff of the WWF-Armenia made a presentation for schoolchildren in Yerevan basic school N145 after Silva Kaputikyan. The main topics of discussion were Caucasian Leopard and its prey species, their conservation activities, research and monitoring. The highlight of the meeting was presentation of unique video and photo materials of Armenian fauna.
On November 25th, Leopard Conservation Project’s coordinator Dr. Arsen Gasparyan made presentation at the Yerevan State University, Faculty of Journalism on conservation of threatened species and main nature conservation issues.
These series of presentations aim to raise awareness of schoolchildren and students on importance of biodiversity, our wildlife, climate change impacts and other ecological problems, also to motivate schoolchildren and students for biodiversity conservation.
On November 30th, the educational workshop for beginners in the statistical programming language R was realized at the WWF-Armenia within cooperation with Zoology Department of the Yerevan State University. This software becomes more and more popular in all the academic fields and scientific research. The staff members of the WWF, staff and students of the Zoology Department of the YSU participated in the workshop. The participants learned about the advantages of this open-access software and how to do first data analysis, manipulations and visualizations. The workshop was conducted by Judith Rakowski, who is a Master student of the Geography Department at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and is doing an internship at the WWF-Armenia office.