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Presenting BLACK SEA WATCH project at Kavarna, Balchik and Burgas

Presenting BLACK SEA WATCH project at Kavarna, Balchik and Burgas

29.11.2016
We continue with presentations of BLACK SEA WATCH project “Black Sea Marine Environment Research With Public Participation”. In the past week the project team has visited Kavarna, Balchik and Burgas. Our first hosts were the youngest schoolchildren of 6th and 7th grade from Yordan Yovkov school at Kavarna. The lecture included information on specific conditions in the Black Sea, threats and changes in the ecosystem. The features and steps to be followed to contribute to study of Black Sea biodiversity by using the website BLACKSEAWATCH.ORG and mobile app BLACKSEAWATCH were thoroughly demonstrated.With the help of tablets practical examples haw observations are submitted were shown and the most curios kids have downloaded and installed the mobile app on their smart phones.
On the next day we visited schoolchildren of 9th and 10th grade from Hristo Botev high school in Balchik. After presenting the specific conditions of the Black Sea ecosystem and BLACKSEAWATCH website and mobile app and interesting discussion was instigated on problems and threats for biodiversity in the Black Sea.
The series of presentations was completed with a visit to the highest grades – 11th and 12th of the Biology and Health education class of the Vasil Levski language school, Burgas.

Contacts:
Dimitar Popov, e-mail: dpopov@greenbalkans.org
The project is co-funded by the European Union and Republic of Turkey (within the framework of the Civil Society Dialogue between EU and Turkey-IV Programme Environment).