Slovenian Forestry Institute and Slovenian Forest Service opened their doors on Wednesday, 24/05/2017, where we participated with the presentation of our LIFE DINALP BEAR project. The event was visited by at least 200 children, mostly primary school, but some came from kindergarten also. We presented bear diet, and through bear footprints and skull children got to know how big can bears grow. We explained them why and demonstrated how to monitor bears in our forests. Children were particularly interested to see the map of the movements of radio collared bears monitored by Slovenian researchers until now.
The event was implemented in the frame of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the European LIFE program, which supports environmental and nature conservation, and climate change actions.