About the project “Journey to the Earth”!
The direction of educational and popular science tourism is becoming more and more popular compared to standard excursions. The number of people wishing to spend their vacation time in communication with competent and charismatic scientists is growing. At the same time, such offers on the tourism market appear infrequently.
Our project “Journey to the Earth” is developing rapidly. Follow our news so as not to miss interesting events, and do not forget to write us letters.
We are looking for the scientists who want to make their own contribution to the popularization of their field of science, who are interested in meeting with a lively, active audience in various parts of the Earth. If you are interested in cooperation with us, you are welcome!
What is Kamchatka?
Kamchatka is a place where the elements of fire, water, earth and air converge. It is a living border between the vast ocean and the vast mainland, underground energy and the void of Cosmos, between the geological past and future, where you can see how mountains are born and disappear, touch a newborn stone and see what happens to it after thousands of years.
So what does Kamchatka look like?
… From the heights of the cliffs there is endless pleasure in watching the ocean collide with the shore. The inlets, with some quiet bays, and the mysterious caves of the islands come to life with the throng of thousands of birds: hatchets, old ladies, cormorants, gulls, kittiwakes, chistiki, guillemots. In calm or even stormy weather, the ocean provides many sights: seals swimming on the stone islands, sea lions, sea otters, sea otters, walruses playing with the waves of whales and killer whales! It may seem that there has never been civilization on this planet, and there is only virgin nature and wild animals.
… Imagine that you are standing on top of a yellow-burgundy hill, over dozens of kilometres of lifeless sands and rocks. In a violet-red sunset, the dark chains of volcanoes disappear, differing in shape and shade. The rays of the sun pass through the surrounding space, gleaming in the randomly heaped black stone fields, spread from the foot of the mountain.
The throat is tickled by the smell of a hospital, the skin feels the heat scattered around the yellowish and reddish stones. Turning, we see the snow-white peak of a colossal mountain with glaciers, resembling the shape of an Egyptian sphinx.
…The all-terrain vehicle jeep, as if descended from the movie “Mad Max”, plows through the ashes of the wasteland. The car carefully makes its way through the snowy fields and tunnels (greetings from the icy planet Hot from Star Wars!). On dizzying climbs and no less adrenaline slopes, the road makes passengers hold on to the backs of the seats and handrails tightly. After a few hours of a breathtaking ride, you find yourself at the foot of a mountain proudly crowned a “Sultan” of steam. Making your way closer to the volcano’s interior through a deep gorge filled with snow and ice, manoeuvring between placers of brown clay and blockages of colored stones, overcoming the ascent above canyons cutting through the Martian landscape, you finally find yourself in the “kitchen” of the creation of the world… the brazier. Here, in the brazier, the bowels gurgle, hiss, roar and bubble in an unknown “brew”: fumaroles, mud boilers, acid streams and sharp, breath-taking evaporation from the depths. And over all this cacophony and fire, reigns a cold ensemble of blue ice.
…A bright symphony of life surrounds these harsh landscapes: clear lakes, raging rivers and booming waterfalls, “fifty shades of green” grass and shrubs, flowering fields of yellow rhododendrons in the midst of snow hollows in July, scarlet and gold of stone birches in September. The absence of cars and city noise, equates to absolute peace, harmony and clean air! You’ll want to just stop, and inhale the aromas of the tundra and woods, watch gophers and groundhogs, look out for fire foxes, wish for, and be afraid of meeting a big brown bear – the natural owners of this place.