News and activities
This year's gathering of Istrian clubs students from Zagreb and Rijeka was held in ZEC Speleo house, called "Istrijada 2016".
The gathering took place for the 22nd time, in the period from 28th to 29th May 2016, in Vodice.
Students toured Speleo house and presentation space "Museum of karst", followed by the official opening of Istrijada.
During their stay in Vodice students visited educational path of medicinal plants, under the expert guidance of a ranger of Public Institution "Natura Histrica" on which they had the opportunity to see...
As part of the Forest school - West Region, a Weekend course for patrol leaders was held in Vodice, from April 15 to 17, 2016.
The course was attended by 10 participants from Pula, Rijeka and Buzet and 6 speakers.
Throughout the two-day course, the present participants gathered valuable information through numberous thematic areas.
Some of the topics were:
- BASICS OF COMMUNICATIONS
- LIFE AND WORK IN GROUPS reconnaissance; Team roles and their purpose; Team spirit and how to encourage
- INTRODUCTION TO PLANNING OF SCOUT PROGRAM - The...
Eighteen members of the club Brđani, Scout group Istria Pula stayed in the ZEC "Speleo house" from April 8th to April 10th 2016.
The theme of the meeting was the help of adult experienced leader peers to younger members.
In addition to these topics present members were also introduced to a significant theme of "Crisis management in Scout camps".
The visitors toured the trail "From spring to spring" and educational trail "Paths of herbs" under the expert guidance of employees of Public Institution Natura Histrica.More info
Members of the Croatian Herpetologycal Society - Hyla in collaboration with colleague from the EGEA (European geological associations - for students and young geologists) did the first field trip as part of the project "The research of the presence and distribution of Erannis ankeraria in the County of Istria".
Erannis ankeraria is one of the most endangered species of moths of the family Geometridae in Europe. The species is listed in Appendix II and IV of the Habitats Directive of the European Union and protected by law in the Republic of...More info
Is it sun, rain or snow on the hills of Ćićarija? If you`re planning to visit the Northern Istria, rest assured that there will be no unpleasent weather conditions. From 1st of February 2016 all the data about the current weather conditions, as well as weather forecast for the next few days, is available online on www.istramet.hr
Two weather stations measuring weather parameters - wind speed and direction, liquid precipitation parameters, barometric pressure, temperature and relative humidity have been procured as part of the ŽIVO! project....More info
Fifteen young, intrepid participants from all over Croatia and neighboring countries spent five days attending a program organized by Outward Bound Croatia in fierce winter weather conditions. The snowstorm and driving difficulties of the roads throughout Croatia couldn’t stop them from participating in this unique adventure. Young people aged 13-19 years accompanied by experienced Outward Bound instructors and the professional staff of the Public Institution Natura Histrica were tested in outdoor challenges, spatial orientation, hiking and...More info
The course of topographic recording was held in ZEC Speleo house from 11th till 13th of September.
It was intended for speleologists with or without previous knowledge in topographic recording and drafting speleological objects, and croatian and slovenian speleological community was invited to attend.
Matej Mirkac was the course leader ( from Speleological Society “Pula”), a the expert leader was Zlatko Balaš (Speleological Society „Karlovac“)
The course was held like previously intended by program with two additional lectures by Vlado...More info
On Tuesday 15 September 2015 the Science and Education Centre Speleo House located in Vodice was officially opened.
Among numerous guests, the event was attended by the President of the Region of Istria M.Sc. Valter Flego, the Mayor of the Lanišće Municipality Neven Mikac and the Mayor of Buzet Siniša Žulić.
The ceremony began with the sounds of the Croatian, Istrian and European anthem, followed by a welcoming speech given by the ŽIVO! project manager Ms. Ljiljana Dravec.
The ceremony continued with a tour of the house led by the project...More info
On today′s press conference, which was held in the premises of the County of Istria in Pula, representatives of the Region of Istria and the Public Institution Natura Histrica, presented several updates regarding the implementation of the project Život-Voda! (acronym: Živo!) whose major achievement is the establishment of the Science and Education Center Speleo House.
Reporters were informed about the achieved project results and future plans developed for the sustainable use of ZEC Speleo house.
The project brought significant investments...More info
On Saturday 5 September 2015 as a part of the intergovernmental event Open borders day: Vodice – Golac, the Science and Education Center Speleo house in Vodice hosted the premiere of the educational documentary "ŽIVO! - Life and water in the karst region."
The documentary was presented at a press conference held by Ph.D. Nadja Zupan Hajna, project manager of the EU project ŽIVO! on behalf of the Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU from Postojna, the representatives of the lead partner the Region of Istria and project partner Public institution...More info
On September 5th, as part of the Day of open borders Vodice - Golac, on Ćićarija, educational path "Path of medical herbs " was officially opened.
The path was opened by Mayor of the Municipality Lanišće g. Neven Mikac, while expert guidance along the educational path, to all interested visitors, was presented by Slavko Brana, an associate of PI Natura Histrica.
The path has been equipped with ten educational tables and benches, and was set within the project LIVE! Life - Water!.
In the area of Vodice, Ćićarija is extremely rich in wild...More info
Karst Research Institute ZRC SAZU developed an educational documentary focusing on the protection of underground water and the importance of karst springs for high-quality supply of the population with drinking water.
The film will premiere on the Day of open borders Vodice – Golac, the first Saturday in September in the Speleo house.
Everyone is welcome!More info
A small group of cubs and junior scouts of Scouts squad „Istria“ from Pula, along with guests from Buzet, visited the Science and education center Speleo House in Vodice from 24th till 28th of June 2015.
During their stay they performed various scout duties, like flag ceremonies, building tent, patrol meetings, bed checks, etc.
The program had interesting activities that led to earning skill badges: Naturalist, Robinson and Mowgli. They accomplished it by discussing about protecting nature, forests, plants and animals, protection against...More info
In late May the Science and education center Speleo House in Vodice (Municipality of Lanišće) brought together the children from the Grdelin kindergarten and the pupils of the elementary school Vazmoslav Gržalja and their educators and teachers in educational workshops on water conservation in karst areas.
The workshops were organized by the Department of Sustainable Development of the Istria County within the European project “Život – Voda (Živo!)” (Life – Water), and conducted by the experts of the Bioteka organization. Four workshops were...More info
On the first day of the meeting, along with lectures in Postojna, about 40 participants from Croatia, Slovenia and Canada, the representatives of the project partners of the ŽIVO! project and caving clubs, professional and scientific institutions dealing with the theme of karst, were taken on a field trip to the Matarsko podolje, cave Dimnice and Rižana waterworks.
The second day of the meeting organized by the Istria County and the Lanišće Municipality at the Science and education center Speleo House, included the presentation of the results...More info
The Science and education center Speleo House on two occasions hosted a non-profit organization Outward Bound Croatia. In January and March 2015, the Center has served as the venue of the program for the prevention of violence among youth co-financed by the Ministry of Social Policy and Youth. About twenty participants from all over Croatia aged 15 to 19 years participated in this unique program promoting skill development and encouraging positive change.
The main objective of this program was to help the participants resolve conflicts with...More info
Over the weekend 12 to 14 April 2013, about 30 members of the Croatian Outdoor Survival School (www.extremesurvive.com) stayed in the Science and education center Speleo House in Vodice.
On this sunny weekend the members of the association took a walk along the valley and explored a variety of plant species that began to flourish after the winter, and doing other planned activities such as a visit to the habitat of wild garlic and the identification and detection of the similarities and differences with poisonous plants (arum and autumn...More info