Krka National Park Gets Brand New Educational Centre

May the 24th, 2022 - The much loved and very popular Krka National Park has now got a brand new educational centre worth more than 60 million kuna. The move will provide an additional attraction to the park visited by countless guests from all over the world each and every year.

As Morski writes, the Eco Campus "Krka" in Puljane, worth 83,287,287 kuna, is a new interpretation, educational and volunteer centre for students, volunteers, scientists and researchers, and especially true nature lovers who want to get much better acquainted with the abundant natural values ​​and rich cultural and historical heritage of Krka National Park.

The Krka Eco Campus in Puljane is part of a broader project called Unknown Krka: Hidden Treasures of the Upper and Middle Krka Rivers, co-financed under the Competitiveness and Cohesion Operational Programme 2014-2020 from the European Regional Development Fund. Funds from the aforementioned sources were secured in the amount of 66,200,193 kuna, while the total value of the project stands at 80,057,649.15 kuna.

So far, a total of almost one billion kuna worth of projects in the field of natural heritage have been contracted from EU funds throughout the Republic of Croatia, of which 600 million kuna has been set aside for the construction of seventeen presentation centres throughout the country. There are six projects worth 176 million located in Sibenik-Knin County alone, all of which are being implemented with EU funds.

''Sibenik-Knin County is one of the most ecologically preserved and richest parts of Croatia in terms of natural beauty, and the Krka river, which flows through its central part, is the provider of life to everything around it. Thanks to that river, the diverse landscapes of the county are uniquely connected into a special natural monument, in an area of ​​great importance for Croatian national history,'' said Marko Jelic, Sibenik-Knin County's prefect.

In addition to two valuable collections that present archeology and science in a modern and attractive way, the Krka Eco Campus also houses the Nature Laboratory, which due to its educational dimension and interactive content will be an unavoidable destination for student excursions. Volunteers and researchers have the Volunteer Centre, with its laboratories equipped with the most modern devices, a conference hall, which can accommodate one hundred people, a dining room and Internet centre.

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