Split Oceanographic Physicists Gave Lectures to Children from the Islands

Split Oceanographic Physicists Gave Lectures to Children from the Islands
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August 26, 2021 - "Oceanographers on the Island" is the name of a project led by Split oceanographic physicists with the mission of organizing free workshops for primary school children and scientific cafes for older audiences on everything related to the sea.

Slobodna Dalmacija reports that a group of Split marine experts came to the Dalmatian islands, where through workshops and activities they dedicated themselves to share their knowledge and teach local children and adults about the marine ecosystem, as well as raising awareness about caring for the sea. All this is organized by five enthusiasts from Split faculties and institutes and funded by the European Research Council and the Croatian Science Foundation.

Workshops and scientific cafes were held at three locations: on Korčula, Ugljan and Hvar. In Vela Luka, doc. dr. sc. Jadranka Šepić introduced the topic of the Vela Luka tsunami, which surprised all residents on the first day of the summer of 1978. In Čeprljanda on Ugljan, under the leadership of dr. sc. Natalija Dunić talked about climate change, and in Vrboska on Hvar, doc. dr. sc. Jadranka Šepić spoke about Varbovac snails.

In addition to the mentioned, Krešimir Ruić, mag. phy., Marko Mlinar , B.Sc. ing., as well as Maja Karlović , mag. edu., were also part of the enthusiastic group of Split oceanographic physicists that came to the islands to share their knowledge through workshops.

Both large and small, through lectures and workshops, realized that marine physics is not a specter, but something quite interesting, and they also learned something about ecology.

''We told the children that they are the guardians of the sea, and if any of them is a future sea physicist, no one is happier than us'', Maja Karlović told to Slobodna Dalmacija.

Elementary school students measured the temperature of the sea and air, learned about sea currents, and given the good response and satisfaction of the organizers, next summer such workshops could be enjoyed by children from other islands.

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