Congratulations to Olena Rodenko with a successful getting Bachelor’s Degree!

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We heartily congratulate Olena Rodenko our young-naturalist, employee and volunteer with a successful getting Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Silesia (Katowice, Poland)!

Olena was a young-naturalist from of the Kharkov Zoo school-times, where under the leadership of Alona Prylutska she began to interest in bats; from the very beginning of the Bat Rehabilitation Center of Feldman Ecopark, she actively assisted with bat rehabilitation, participated in research and took part in field expeditions. In 2016, Olena entered the Faculty of Biology at the University of Silesia, where she soon received her Bachelor of Biology degree. Olena’s Bachelor thesis is also devoted to the study of bats in Ukraine: “Acoustic monitoring of bat activity in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone”. The study was carried out in 2018, as part of a collaborative project on the study of bat distribution in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, which was implemented by the “Chornobyl Center for Nuclear Safety, Radioactive Waste and Radioecology”, leading by of Ph.D. Sergey Gashchak, to whom the Bat Rehab Team is grateful.

However, Olena is not the only “former” employee and active volunteer of the Bat Rehab Team who continues her studies at the universities of Europe. Our team sincerely wishes Kseniia Kravchenko (IZW, Berlin) and Vitaliy Hukov (VN Karazin KhNU) successfully finish their PhD studies and research and defense PhD theses, to Victor Kovalev and Olha Timofieieva (Jagiellonian University, Poland) successful getting their Master’s degrees, and to Olena Rodenko continuing education and professional growth in the European Union.