On December 23, 2018 excursion to the National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha”, the oldest relic forest in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized as a natural phenomenon of exceptional beauty and aesthetic importance, was given to foreign students of the Belarusian State Medical University as part of the club “Internationalist” activity.
Upon arrival in Belovezhskaya Pushcha foreign students visited the Museum of Nature, one of the most visited museums in Belarus. Here students from Iran, China, India, Turkmenistan, Palestine, Morocco got acquainted with the history of the forest reserve, as well as with the whole diversity of the animal and plant world of Belovezhskaya Pushcha with seasonal features and the most striking features of nature at different times of the year and inhabitants of the forest in different historical epochs; passed three main thematic halls with thousand exhibits, where at the background of the most ancient forest's history its nature was presented.
Having crossed the threshold of the Residence of Father Frost, everyone plunged into the fairy-tale world.
The residence occupies 15 hectares, where you can find houses of Father Frost and Snow Maiden, an alley of fairy tales with sculptures of fairy-tale heroes.
The decoration of the Residence is the largest Christmas tree in Europe where all students played a round dance with musical accompaniment.
The fascinating magic program plunged everyone into the world of fantasy, the atmosphere of good and miracles.
The excursion ended with a walk through demonstration enclosures located near the Museum of Nature. On an area of about 20 hectares, sightseers saw the main species of animals that live in Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Here we saw forest dwellers nearby: majestic bison, elk, wild boars, wild horses, bear, red deer and roe deer. Belarusian nature has not left anyone indifferent. It was an amazing journey that brought unforgettable emotions.
Author: Tatyana S. Sas, The head of the club “Internationalist”; teacher of Russian as a foreign language;