In 2012, Nazarbayev Intellectual schools started their own patriotic project - regionall history research expedition "Tugan elge tagzym". The project is developed by AEO "Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools" and is intended to generate students’ interest towards the motherland and increase a sense of patriotism. The main feature of educational trips is to exchange routs between Nazarbayev Intellectual schools for revision and holding research on the regions of Kazakhstan.
The project expeditionary group makes a visit almost all regions of the country, exploring their flora and fauna, memorials, historical significance, culture, innovative objects, architecture facilities and more.
Group of students of 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th grades from each region selected for the academic, artistic, sporting and other achievements can participate in the expeditions.
Carrying out such missions are oriented to the result. After passing of the expedition the students of Nazarbayev Intellectual schools form a set of skills and knowledge - the knowledge, awareness of the study region (its past, present, and future), the skills of research and interviews, the selection of materials for use in practice, communicative skills, interaction in groups, physical and psychological endurance, experience of making their own decisions and actions.
In the end of expedition, the collected materials are transferred to the school library for students use in the following studies during the academic year.
Conduct research of regional history expeditions "Tugan elge tagzym" will become traditional. The following year, the young researchers - the best students of Nazarbayev Intellectual schools will go to the fascinating journey through the most beautiful and unique places of homeland.