Side events are short excursions to the Earth Science Museum located in main campus of MSU and to MSU Botanical Garden nearby the main campus. These excursions will be held during general conference program. You can sign up for them at registration desk. Below you an find some description of the Earth Science Museum and the Botanical Garden.
The Earth Science Museum
The Earth Science Museum of MSU an educational museum for MSU students and organized groups of visitors. The museum's exhibits cover the sciences of the geographic and geological cycle. The exposition also reveals the history of the development of natural science knowledge and ideas about the Earth. In the halls of the Museum are concentrated about 300 educational and scientific stands with thousands of graphic, cartographic and art exhibits. There are more 250 nature studies paintings - landscapes of different regions of the country, carried out by leading artists mostly from nature. In addition, the whole Moscow is perfectly visible through its Museum`s windows.
For more details visit the museum website.
The Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden of Lomonosov Moscow State University is one of the oldest botanical institutions of Russia (founded in 1706). It is widely known for its scientific and educational activities. During construction of the MSU new premises at the Lenin (now Vorobyovy) Hills, a new University garden was laid out. More that 6000 plant species, varieties and cultivars were planted in a territory of 40 ha. The arboretum has a collection of species and forms of trees and shrubs running to over 1000. Also widely represented are wild herbaceous plants from a variety of areas on the globe. The best Russian and foreign fruit plants which were partly bred out by the Gardens's staff, grow in the orchard.
For more details visit the Botanical Garden website.