Educational research project “Light up the Silba underwater!” we planned for the occasion of the World Animal Day and the World Protection of Habitats Day on Silba. Main activities were research activities of inventorization of Silbas Reefs with members of BIUS Association and testing the “squid – pop” methodology for measuring the rate of predation.
We also conducted an educational workshop for Primary School pupils on Silba on biodiversity led by students from the Marine Group from BIUS . We educated pupils about various but common species in the Adriatic sea, with whom they might have met but they did not know much about. We have also upgraded their knowledge of potential threats to these organisms in the form of climate change, pollution, invasive species and so on.
After that, at dusk we opened a underwater photography exhibit called. With good weather and excellent local food products we enjoyed in the park at the school with visitors and enjoyed the photos that each brought interesting messages for the future. Our young winners of the Biodiversity quiz from the afternoon workshop we awarded with a photograph of their choice
Project was supported by donation from Enterprise Hrvatska elektroprivreda.