Legends of the Ergun river
Description: The camp is organized in cooperation with a local environmental NGO “Arbagar” which is struggling for the nature preservation and conservation of archeological monuments in Zabaikalskiy Krai (south-east of Russia). The staff of this NGO managed to create a Natural Reserve and now put a lot of efforts to its development.
Volunteers will help with manual environmental and archeological errands. They will also have a chance to discover new places according to ancient maps found on petroglyphs.
Type of Work: Volunteers will implement different interesting tasks:
- Processing data from aerial photography and reports
- Collecting herbarium, picking up herbs
- Mammal census
- Water and soil probe sampling
- Exploring Neolithic sites
- Cleaning and development of touristic paths
- Searching of places according to ancient maps
- Cleaning forest from brushwood and branches
Volunteers should be ready to get up early and do some manual work
Study Theme: Volunteers will get a chance to know about petroglyphs and ancient archaelogical sites.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in tents. Please be ready for basic conditions. Showers will be taken in a typical Russian banya. Toilets are basic. Food will be prepared on the specially organized field kitchen. In general, there will be no internet or mobile connection, but at some points it will be available.
Approximate Location: near Krasnokamensk, Zabaikalsky region
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