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  11.10.2018, 12:23h

World Animal Day celebrated with numerous workshops for children

The Public Institute of Krka National Park commemorated this year's World Animal Day with a series of educational workshops for children throughout the county.

On Thursday, 4 October, the staff of Krka National Park visited the children from the Petar Krešimir IV Primary School in Šibenik, where they held the workshop Legend of the Dragon Children, acquainting children with the mysterious life of the underground and the plant and animal species within.

On that same day, at the invitation of the Magic World society, we paid a visit to Knin and held the workshop Let's give more for the bats, intended to present bats to children in an adapted and entertaining way, and to combat some of the misconceptions against bats, i.e. that they drink blood or get tangled up in your hair. We have worked together with the Magic World society for many years, including stimulating creative capacities, developing habits and responsibilities for preserving the environment, and learning through games and socialising.

On Friday, 5 October, the 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) workshop was held on the island of Prvić, as part of the festival Creative Days of Faust Vrančić. The 3R workshop is designed to creatively use materials that would otherwise be thrown out. The activities that make this workshop special are making pearls out of glossy newspaper, ironing out plastic bags and making various items such as purses, recycling newspaper and adding different safe colours in the blender and using this to create artwork and decorate various objects.

World Animal Day is an international day dedicated to the rights and wellbeing of animals, with special emphasis on how humans treat animals, and the importance of all animals for life on Earth. This day was proclaimed at an ecology conference in Florence, Italy in 1931, and is intended to emphasize the unfavourable position of endangered species. According to the data of global organisations, every day some 50 to 150 species go extinct, and the main cause of threat to animals is humankind. October 4th was selected as the day to commemorate World Animal Day, as this is also the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.