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  05.06.2019, 07:42h

Celebrating World Environment Day together

To mark World Environment Day, the Public Institute of Krka National Park is organising a diverse and creative children's programme at the children's playground in Skradin on Friday, 7 June.

The programme will begin at 6:00 pm with the play “Keko Eko – Eco Keeko” by the Produkcija Z puppet theatre from Split. The play shows garbageman Keko and an ecological association established by children as they tell about the importance of protecting the environment. The play lasts 45 minutes and is intended for children up to 12 years old. After the play, children will enjoy educational and fun games, exercises and workshops prepared for them by members of a number of societies and sports clubs that are friends of Krka National Park and a health environment.

Participating sports clubs include the Sveti Mihovil Croatian hiking club from Šibenik, Crnica five-a-side football club, Šibenik swim club, Šibenik women’s basketball club, Div Taekwondo club from Knin, Šibenik citizen’s basketball club, Solaris waterpolo club, Krka cycling club from Skradin, Croatian football club Šibenik, Šubićevac tennis club from Šibenik, Dišpet gymnastics club from Šibenik, Solaris - Šibenik Taekwondo club, Croatian kayak federation, Dražen Petrović basketball schools from Šibenik and the Mirlović Zagora five-a-side football club. They will present the fundamentals of their respective sports to teach children about the important of regular physical activity.

The staff of the Public Institute of Krka National Park will play a series of games with the children, including sack races, volleyball, polygon races, rope tugs, tic-tac-toe, catch and the game olm/cave. Two children’s tables were presented: a creative and educational workshop focusing on trees as the main producers of healthy air, and an energy table, to make energy bars and fig cakes. The members of the Krka Ecological Society from Knin held workshops to build windmills, while Vertikala society from Vodice organised a workshop on sports climbing and slackline, while members of the Dubravica and Skradin volunteer fire brigades demonstrated practical fire-fighting skills for children on the fire polygon. Children were able to visit a total of 20 demonstration fields. Each had a token with a number, and the children had to collect 12 different tokens to receive a prize.

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June, to commemorate the day in 1972 when the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was held in Stockholm, where the United Nations Environmental Programme was adopted. This year, the official topic at the global level to celebrate World Environment Day is #BeatAirPollution, and the main country host is China.

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