Bioteka’s field researchers
A project in which around 20 primary school children explore nature and the environment – in nature! – on Saturday mornings. Each time in a different environment, and often on the slopes of Medvednica, these researchers search for fossils, examine the quality of air and water, learn about the biodiversity of the area and the rules of field research and spending time in nature, as well as participate in many other spontaneous events, as is common in such surroundings. In this adventure, children are accompanied by the educator Antonio and his diligent, faithful group of volunteers!
LORA – sustainable development laboratory
“LORA – sustainable development laboratory” is a project in which education programmes regarding sustainable development are created and implemented in an innovative way for primary schools and civil society organisations (CSOs). Programmes will be formed and realised through the partnership of the Bioteka, BIOM and Hyla associations and the Borovje primary school from Zagreb, with the cooperation of 20 primary schools from all counties of the Republic of Croatia. One of the results of the project is that each of the 20 schools will develop its own unique education programme, based on the specific needs and requirements of each primary school.
Active youth in environmental protection
The “Active youth in nature and environmental protection” project deals with matters of activity and interest among adolescents in regard to nature and environmental protection. The main objective of the project is to encourage young people to perform independent research, project, activist and/or environmental work in local communities with the aim of resolving existing environmental or nature protection issues, with the mentorship of the Bioteka Association for the entire duration of independent work.
PANDA – project-oriented teaching for gifted children
PANDA project-oriented teaching is an innovative project which, in the synergy of the civil, public and private sector, carries out activities and methods of working with gifted primary school children. The objective of the project is to ensure the availability of relevant, contemporary and creative research work as an addition to the school curriculum, and to introduce science and related topics in the system of non-institutional education through learning about experimental scientific work.
Camps in the Učka Nature Park 2018-2020
The BIOM and Bioteka associations have organised several volunteer and bird-ringing camps in the Učka Nature Park from 2018 to 2020, as part of the Učka 360⁰ project. The objective of bird-ringing camps is to track the autumn migration of birds and to educate visitors about bird species and their habitats, while the aim of volunteer camps is to restore meadows to their original condition through clearing overgrown grasslands and to provide shelter for wild species through direct conservation activities, as well as to encourage people to connect with nature and become involved in its protection.
Educational web portal for children and adolescents about topics in the field of biology, evolution, geology, nature and environmental protection, health and nutrition and promotion of environmental protection and sustainable development, with interactive learning of contents on the portal.
In the company of microbes
The project leader is the Croatian Microbiological Society (CMS), and the main objective is to contribute to the establishment of sustainable learning programmes useful for the community and to improve the students’ acquisition of knowledge and skills through active participation and practical experience.
The hungry and thirsty laboratory
The purpose of this project, carried out in cooperation with primary schools in the Krka river basin, is to educate children on the quality and quantity of waters in the Republic of Croatia, with special emphasis on the Krka river. In the project, the participants are introduced to the natural resources of water habitats and the great biodiversity of such areas.
Unlock the secrets of the living world
The objective of the project is to learn about the biodiversity of the local habitat and to discover the ways in which we can contribute to its protection and conservation. During this field education, the participants work in small teams and learn about the identification and evolutionary adaptations of different biological groups with identification keys appropriate for their age group; they also learn about observation techniques and techniques for capturing animals and tracking them. The project is part of the “Bioteka on the move” programme and is intended for primary school children across the country.
Summer and winter STEaM and science camps
The camps are designed for primary school children, among other things in order for every child to personally experience and research what it is like to be a scientist in the mobile field laboratory, a marine biologist discovering the depths of the Adriatic Sea or an explorer finding a solution to the problem of plastics in the sea.
This project teaches the participants to think critically and analytically in a fun and educational way. These are extremely important skills for their further life and progress since they are taught how to solve problems. We also focus on modern teaching and didactic methods and the psychology of learning, which results in the development of curious children who wish to integrate and apply knowledge from the field of natural science, engineering and computer science, mathematics, nature and environmental protection and use of technology, while at the same time encouraging the development of self-esteem, patience, precision, individual work and teamwork.
AKTIV – education of children about the environment and nature
Educational project activities are carried out as a series of educational, fun and problem-based DIY activities in nature. The greatest attention is given to informing and teaching about management, sustainable use and protection of the environment and nature, with special emphasis on the interaction between flora, fauna and man, and their influence on climate change.
Completed projects / selection
At the end of May, the science and education centre Speleo Kuća in Vodice (Lanišće municipality) brought together the children attending the Grdelin kindergarten, the students…Read More
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Donators and sponsors
Association Bioteka is a beneficiary of the financial support by National Foundation for Civil Society Development.
Bioteka – association for promotion of biology and related sciences
Address: Vladimira Preloga 7, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Bank Account Number: HR6723400091110426699, PBZ bank d.d.
SWIFT (BIC): PBZGHR2X
Founded in 2010.