OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES

In addition to research work Morigenos gives great emphasis to education and raising awareness about dolphins in the north Adriatic Sea and on the importance of preserving marine environment and its biodiversity.

Therefore we carry out lectures and workshops for the children, pupils, students and adults, and organize science days. We have prepared a variety of educational programs, lasting from an hour, several hours or to a whole day. All programs can be adjusted to your wishes. They are carried out in Slovenian and English language.

LECTURES

 

Lectures are based on active involvement of participants to encourage thinking and discussions. Through our multimedia presentation (talk, slideshow, audio recordings, video) you will learn about the life of whales and dolphins, get to know our work in the field of research and conservation of these animals and be informed about current environmental issues. Complexity and the length of the lecture are adapted to the audience, so it can be appropriate for all age groups.

Possible lecture topics:

  • Dolphins along the Slovenian coast
  • Whales and dolphins of the Mediterranean
  • Sea turtles in the northern Adriatic and the Mediterranean
  • Dolphins in captivity
  • Plastics and pollution in the marine environment
  • The impact of underwater noise on marine environment
  • Marine Protected Areas

Lectures can be carried out in Piran or at other desired location.

THEMATIC WORKSHOPS 

 

Thematic workshops are based on practical group work, guided by experienced professionals.

Possible workshops:

  • Creative workshop for children
  • Workshop Explorer for children from 6 to 12 years
  • Workshop on photo-identification
  • Workshop on marine litter

Workshops can be carried out in Piran or at other desired location.

DISPLAY OF LAND OBSERVATION SURVEYS IN PIRAN

We will visit our land observation point in Piran (by the St. George’s church), where we will show what kind of data we collect and display how to search for dolphins from land with the binoculars. Participants will have the opportunity to search for dolphins by themselves.

DISPLAY OF BOAT SURVEYS

We will take a one-hour guided boat trip, where we will show you how to perform active dolphin search from a boat and how to collect data.

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BEACH CLEAN-UP

We will visit part of the coastline and clean it systematically. The collected waste will then be sorted and analyzed, and the data will be used for marine waste research.

 

All described activities can be combined. Please, find below a few already prepared programs. 

LECTURE AND WORKSHOP

  • Lecture about dolphins along the Slovenian coast
  • Workshop Explorer or workshop on photo-identification

Duration: 1.5 hours

LECTURE, WORKSHOP AND SCREENING OF DOCUMENTARY FILM

  • Lecture about dolphins along the Slovenian coast
  • Workshop on photo-identification
  • Screening of a documentary film on the topic of whales and dolphins, sea, ocean…

Duration: 2 hours

MORNING/AFTERNOON WITH MORIGENOS RESEARCHERS IN PIRAN

  • Lecture about dolphins along the Slovenian coast
  • Workshop on photo-identification or workshop Explorer
  • Screening of a documentary film on the topic of whales and dolphins, sea, ocean…
  • Land observation
  • Boat trip- one hour (Display of boat surveys)

Duration: 3-4 hours

MARINE SCIENCE DAY IN PIRAN

  • Lecture about dolphins along the Slovenian coast
  • Workshop on photo-identification
  • Screening of a documentary film on the topic of whales and dolphins, sea, ocean…
  • Beach clean-up
  • Land observation
  • Boat trip – one hour (Display of boat surveys)

Duration: cc. 4-6 hours

The programs are indicative and can be adjusted to your wishes. We are open to your suggestions. For more information please contact us at morigenos@morigenos.org or fill out the form below.

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