BLUE EKO-PATROL PROJECT!.

Piše: Silvia Ros — 4. July, 2019.

On 3 July 2019, in Šibenik, the project leader of the Association for Nature and Environment Protection and the promotion of sustainable development of Argonauta association and project partners – the Local Action Group “More 249”, Murter-Kornati Municipality and the Primary School Murterski škoji – held a press conference in which they presented the project “Blue Eco-patrol”.

The project “Blue Eco-patrol” presented:

  1. Ivana Marin, Project Leader, Association for the Protection of Nature and the Environment and the Promotion of Sustainable Development of the Argonaut
  2. Maja Barešić, Project Coordinator, Local Action Group
    “More 249”
  3. Port Ježina, representative of Murter-Kornati Municipality
  4. Edo Juraga, Principal of Primary School Murterska

The Blue Eco Patrol Project is a comprehensive educational program for sustainable development in the coastal and island local communities of the Šibenik-Knin County, intended for elementary schools. The project is intended for primary schools in Murter, Tisno, Pirovac, Vodice, Brodarica, Primošten and Rogoznica, and started on 01 June 2019 and lasts for 22 months. The “Blue Eco-patrol” project is co-financed through the Swiss-Croatian cooperation program in the amount of HRK 1,152,000.00, and the total value of the project is 1,280,000.00 HRK.

The project was designed to provide opportunities for systematic, extracurricular education on sustainable development for elementary school pupils in the island and coastal areas of the Šibenik-Knin County. The idea for the project derives from the extra-curricular activities of the “Murters Eco-patrol” organized by Argonauta association in 2015. This project has made it possible to expand the Eco-patrol program to test the knowledge and experience of developing non-formal education programs for sustainable development and introduce the program into a formal education system.

Through this project, the “Blue Eco-patrol” education program will be developed, which will include at least eight thematic units from sustainable development, each of which will be transformed into a workshop designed using informal learning methods. In the pilot implementation of the education program, groups of students will be led by the local coordinator and a total of 56 out-of-school education activities “Blue Eco-patrol” will be implemented. The aim is to take volunteer action in the local community and to devise innovative ways to combine sustainable development education with local community activism.

The project will also rebuild and equip the “Education Center for Sustainable Development of the Island and Coastal Areas of the Šibenik-Knin County”, which will provide a suitable space for the long-term and systematic implementation of an extracurricular education program for sustainable development. The renewed center will provide a space for cooperation between NGOs, institutions and other local stakeholders for systematic work in promoting sustainable development in the project area.

For further project activities, you will be able to get information on the project website, Argonauta’s website and the facebook profile.

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