Public awareness

In the project we pay great attention to raising awareness about the uniqueness of Minuartia smejkalii and its localities and importance of NATURA 2000 network for nature conservation. Special attention is given to the local people, who are very important for rescue of Minuartia smejkalii. Simultaneously we intensively work with children from nursery school to students of secondary schools and universities.

Each activity will be implemented gradually in the course of entire project. Invitations will be always placed on the web pages and Facebook. Photos from events can be found by clicking on the individual activity.

Planned activities:

- Educational program for children in the Visitor Centre “EVL Želivka Vodní dům (Water house)” focused on Minuartia smejkalii, serpentine localities and importance of NATURA 2000 network. The program will start in 2017.

- Building of tourist information rest stops along the road to Borovsko and placing the information panels at publicly accessible localities. These locations will be complemented by geocache points.

- Creation of interactive panels in the outdoor exposure of “Vodní dům (Water house)”, where visitors can get acquainted with Minuartia smejkalii, serpentine vegetation and structure of serpentine in a playful way.

- Seminars, workshops and thematic afternoons for the general public and professionals.

- Outputs in media, publications.

- Exchange of experiences with other similar projects.