Dukat Teaches Croatian Schoolchildren About Forest Protection

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Photo: Mario Romulić
Photo: Mario Romulić

On the occasion of World Forest Day and World Water Day, Dukat presented a new edition of the educational eco-project “Dukatići protect forests and nature”, this way Dukat teaches Croatian schoolchildren in an interactive way about the importance of caring for forests and the environment, reports Telegram.hr.

The project is enriched with new content related to the preservation of forests and the rich forest world and consists of short educational stories on the website Dukatići preserve nature. Each story ends with a quiz, and students who successfully solve them receive a diploma and a memory game as a gift that arrives at their home address. With this, the students join the curious company of Dukatić – the conservationist, which has almost 4,000 members after last year’s first edition. Under the auspices of the Ministries of Science and Education, this year’s project is supported by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, and the project partners are Croatian Forests and Bioteka, an association for the promotion of biology and related sciences.


”I love milk! A forest will sprout from children’s works! 1 participant = 1 tree” (Dukat Hrvatska/Facebook)

“After motivating students in the previous edition of the project to separate waste and change habits that have a positive impact on environmental protection, we are now turning their attention to the green lungs of the Earth. I believe that it is our children who will very soon initiate great changes in this area and I am glad that we can contribute to this in this way while educating and entertaining them at the same time”, said prof. Kristina Duvnjak, vice president of the Bioteka association and head of the education program.

This year’s project “Dukatići preserve forests and nature” is a continuation of the project “I LOVE MILK!”, another educational and socially responsible initiative of Dukat in which more than 7,300 students participated this fall, and in the past ten years 40,000 lower grade students. The contest “I LOVE MILK!” marks the tenth anniversary, and members of the expert jury and the audience on the Dukat Facebook profile have selected the ten best works of art of the forest, and the authors were awarded by Dukat.


The winner projects. (Dukat Hrvatska/Facebook)

“The forest, as the topic of the tenth art competition and the second edition of Dukatić, additionally connected these two projects: students first drew forests, now Dukat teaches Croatian schoolchildren how to protect and love them, and by planting 10,000 seedlings we show their concrete contribution to forest fund renewal. We are happy that every year about 400 primary schools participate in our initiatives, which are slowly becoming an integral part of additional classes when it comes to environmental protection or art creation”, said Kristina Klarić Rubčić, Head of Corporate Communications at Dukat.

Another link with the ten-year anniversary and the theme of both projects is the planting of 10,000 tree seedlings that Dukat, in cooperation with Croatian Forests, will plant this spring in Gorski Kotar and the surroundings of Velika Gorica.

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