In the rapid part of the Dnieper there are more than ten quarries, of which the largest is Rybalsky. The variety of quarries (their position, mode of use, longevity) contributed to the fact that they became a unique natural laboratory for the study of biodiversity, and in particular flora, which spontaneously settled in quarries.
That is why quarries are convenient for organizing exciting comparative studies that can motivate children to further engage in learning nature and making managerial decisions for sustainable development in future. In the course of the project, children and teachers will have the opportunity to compare the species composition of the flora of the Rybalsky Quarry with rocky outlets located near their places of residence, and the possibility of contact with a biodiversity expert will facilitate a quick study of species in nature.
The aim of the project is to attract young people living in villages near the Rybalsky Quarry to the process of preserving the natural flora not only in the wild, but also in granite quarries, promoting communication between children and teachers of the villages of the Rapid part of Dnieper, popularizing the idea of that quarries are important habitats for many types of organisms.
In addition to educational goals, implementation of the project will be a significant contribution to the knowledge of the current state of the flora of one of the key natural regions of the econet of Ukraine, which is the Dnipro Rapids.