At the field course in Pula students learned about sea turtles and dolphins.

Piše: Silvia Ros — 23. May, 2019.

Last weekend, Blue Project” team and 15 selected students visited Pula and project partners – the Marine Education Center, as part of the “Pilot Implementation Program of Service Learning Program” and the field practice of students.

On the first day of the course, students met the project team and visited Aquarium Pula where aquarium employee briefly present them the Aquarium. After a brief sighting, part of the group boarded the ship and started to monitor the dolphins, while for the second group, the Argonaut association prepared a workshop on developing project ideas.

Although this time the students did not have the chance to see the dolphins, they visited the Sea Turtle Recovery Center, where they had the opportunity to see Rafael and Marry Fisher, turtles who came to the Center from Korcula last year due to head and feather injuries. Doctor Maja Lukač demonstrated to the students the treatment of the tortoise and pointed out that everything should be kept in mind when encountering the sea turtle.

Student developed their projects during the last day of field practice. Projects were based on five mentoring programs, and students developed it through group work and mentoring of mentors from Argonaute, MOC and VEF. Through group work, mentors from Argonauta demonstrated to students what they should all look at when developing personal projects and suggesting thematic topics and activities of student projects.

Students have a month to develop their personal projects, and after projects are approved by mentors from VEF, MOC and Argonauta, students will implement their projects by the end of the academic year in the area of ​​Istria and Šibenik-Knin County.

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