The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro and the Public Enterprise for Management of the Maritime Domain joined efforts to mark the Mediterranean Coast Day with the main objective of raising awareness of the value of the coast and education of school children on the importance of coastal zone protection. Educational workshops were organised at an elementary school in Podgorica and one in Budva, while “Coast Day” educational posters and other promotional materials were distributed at elementary and high schools in Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat, Budva, Bar, Ulcinj, Cetinje and Podgorica.
In the educational workshops the pupils were shown short films dealing with environmental protection, effects of climate change and values of the coast. Representatives of relevant institutions made presentations on the importance of the sea as both natural and socio-economic resource, on the need to protect the environment, on the effects of climate change and the responsibility of the society as a whole. The main objective was stimulating those young people to get actively involved in environmental protection initiatives.
Continuing the tradition of preparing educational posters for the Coast Day, this year the Public Enterprise for Management of the Maritime Domain, in co-operation with the Institute of Marine Biology of Kotor, prepared a poster dealing with “Jellyfish of the Mediterranean”. As with all the earlier posters dealing with various marine environment related topics, the objective of this year’s poster was to sensitize school children to issues important for coastal zone preservation.