Knowing and enhancing the great biodiversity present in the mussel bed habitat is one of the objectives that WWF AMP Miramare is pursuing as part of the ITA-SLO Interreg Project POSEIDONE.
From 6th to 9th November, the Italian and Slovenian primary schools of Prosecco (one of the karstic villages located within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Miramare) hosted the expert biologists and naturalists of the WWF staff for a playful-educational activity to discover the mussel beds of the Gulf of Trieste. Readings animated by a special game-book accompanied the children into a world of adventures in this man-made environment, yet rich in life, among marine organisms and numerous birds that here find food, shelter and a safe place to rest at night, like the undisputed protagonist of one of the four stories told, the common shag.
All classes were involved with a total of 110 pupils aged 6 to 11. This event, which was free of charge for schools, also marks a long-standing collaboration with the I Circoscrizione Comunale di Prosecco (Municipality of Trieste) as part of the cultural initiatives planned for the St. Martin's Day celebrations.