As part of spreading awareness about the riverine habitats protection, we organized two lectures for schools. Children from the 2nd and 4th grade of J. A. Komenský Elementary School in Bratislava had the opportunity to learn a lot of new and interesting information not only about the rivers themselves, but also about the adjacent floodplain forests and wetlands, their key inhabitants – fish, conservation problems and efforts to restore these valuable habitats.
The pupils listened to the story of Danube fish from our children book Stories of Meadows and Wetlands, verified the acquired knowledge by filling in thematic worksheets, solved together a puzzle and a quiz, and finally enjoyed small gifts, textile fish, for each class.
This is also a way to spread information about the goals and results of the project, children are grateful listeners and through them the issue of nature conservation will find its way to adults.