The common objective of all workshops is to raise awareness of the reasons and the need for nature protection
This educational program was developed in the Natural History Museum Rijeka as a part of the project „LIKE – Living on the Karst Edge“ 2018/19. It is intended for children of preschool and primary school age and persons with special needs, and its aim is to develop positive attitude towards the network „Natura 2000“ and the sense of responsibility towards nature protection in general. Five educational and creative cognitive and research-based workshops for children and 2 theme half-day workshops for the entire family were developed as a part of the program.
The project is accompanied by the Green Book of Knowledge which participants complete during the workshops and which they receive upon completion of the education.
The common objective of all workshops is to raise awareness of the reasons and the need for nature protection, which will be mostly conducted through group work and various games. The workshops have a theme plant and animal which will help to cover the terms related to nature protection and the “Natura 2000” area as well as specific terms related to biology and wildlife. In addition, special attention is paid to wildlife habitats which are researched through the “LIKE” project.
The duration of the workshop for pre-school children and children with special needs is between 45 minutes and an hour, and a maximum of two school lessons for primary school children.
In addition, at the end of the program there are specialized texts with the latest knowledge related to topics covered by the project which is the basis of information provided within the workshops.