Posts Tagged "E.4 Local Schools Education Campaign"


At the beginning of February, a very special day took place at Naklo Primary School. Seven different activities or stations with lynx topics were presented  at the school. The Young Lynx Guardians, together with their teacher Špela Eržen, held an open-door day for younger pupils! The younger classes took part in a quiz about the lynx, jumping from a spot – like a lynx jumping from an ambush when hunting, e-lessons (a kind of...

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Well – the lynx! These days there are two films screening in Slovenian cinema; Together for Lynx and The Lynx. After watching a documentary film The Lynx, depicting life of lynxes in the Jura Mountains, we held a workshop for 9th graders as part of the school programme at Kinodvor Cinema in Ljubljana. Photographer and video maker Laurent Geslin filmed the descendants of the reintroduced lynxes, following them in the wild and...

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The LIFE Lynx project is now almost at the finish line.  Project partners met in Slovenia for the last time to agree on the final outputs of the project. Project Monitor and representative of the biggest project co-financer, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Spatial Planning, agreed that the project achieved and even overachieved many of the goals set in the project proposal. Magda Sindičić, from Faculty for Veterinary Medicine...

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Two lynx-themed books are now available also in English. The Slovenian writer and LIFE Lynx ambassador, Desa Muck, wrote a wonderful and educational story about the true events of a lynx’s life. The main star is Max, the bravest lynx (in the world). She takes us on a journey with some happy but also sad adventures Max has to endure to find… well, you can read his story and find out.  The book is available at Založba Muck...

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Considering the programme of the Podnart Cultural Association, last Friday was a completely ordinary day – with a varied programme. We started with drawing; children drew lynx motifs and lynx patterns in the silhouettes and coloured sketches of the lynx. At the same time, they listened to a reading of the book “Mighty lynx” written by Boštjan Gorenc Pižama. After an enjoyable hour of drawing, several adults joined us. We watched...

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In November, our film Together for Lynx  was also brought to Ilirska Bistrica, where we joined forces with the local Municipality and  Dragotin Kette Primary School to organise a film event with a school play. First we watched two short films made by Dragotin Kette Primary School’s Young Lynx Guardians . They filmed different forest animals with the LIFE Lynx  camera traps, which they then compiled  into likeable videos:...

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In the comfort of our seats at the Ljubljana Book Fair in November, we chatted with Desa Muck and Boštjan Gorenc – Pižama, about their books, written in collaboration with the LIFE Lynx project. We talked about what makes Brave Maks so courageous and what makes Mighty Lynx so larky. We would like to thank both authors for a relaxed conversation. And thank you for the laughs! The event was prepared by Miš d.o.o., Muck Blažina...

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This school year, the Gymnasium Franceta Prešeren has been integrating topics about large carnivores, especially lynx and wolves in Slovenia and Europe, into various subjects, both natural and social sciences. The Gymnasium is part of the Young Lynx Guardians programme in the framework of the LIFE Lynx project, and they are also Stewards within the LIFE WOLFALPS EU project. Because the lynx and the wolf are so different in their...

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Teachers are an important part of the Local Consultative Groups, and we are also working more actively with nine teachers through the Young Lynx Guardians programme. This programme is itself slowly coming to an end as the project draws to a close. At the press conference we asked these teachers to give us their views on why they decided to take part in the project and how it was received by their pupils and students. So here are the...

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The introduction of lynx is crucial for saving the Dinaric-Southeastern Alpine lynx population, but it is not enough on its own. Working with people is important for lynx conservation, because we are the ones who decide what happens to the lynx population. The attitude of generations of those who will follow the descendants of the introduced lynx in the coming decades is also important. Involving schools in lynx-related topics is a...

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First workshops were organised in Croatia. Within an open door day in Krasno the school children were divided into two groups, depending on their age. While the younger group coloured lynx silhouettes, the older played a game in photo-identification. Second Open door day in Croatia was carried out in Primary school Vrbovsko, in cooperation with a local hunter. In Slovenia after having a workshop and a field trip with Young Guardians...

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