Int’l Olympiad of young geologists takes place in Akmola rgn
The event will be completed on August 3, 2018.
V Kazakhstan open field Olympiad for young geologists is held in Akmola region, BNews.kz reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The solemn opening of the event was held on July 28 at Baldauren health centre of Burabay resort area.
Chairman of the Committee for Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry for Investments and Development Akbatyr Nadyrbayev, deputy governor of the Akmola region Kanat Idrisov, member of the Mazhilis Galina Baimakhanova, chairman of the Central Council of the Children's and Youth Geological Movement of the Russian Federation, chief specialist of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use Svetlana Yashina , the president of the NGO "Kazakhstan Society of Petroleum Geologists" Baltabek Kuandykov attended the meeting.
The Olympiad goals vocational guidance of young people, increasing students' interest in studying geological sciences, popularizing geology as a science among the younger generation.
The Olympiad gathered together 20 teams from Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.
The participants will have an opportunity to show their skills both in theory and practice.
The Olympiad includes such stages as the plotting of geological sections, maps, and routes and competition in the knowledge of the fundamentals of mineralogy and petrography.