On Wednesday, 25 September 2019, the first of a series of 10 workshops entitled “Embrace the Sea”, which will be organized by the end of November 2019, took place at the City library of Marko Marulić in Split, Croatia. Accompanied by a facilitator from the Centre for Integrative Bioethics of the University of Split, a group of ten-year-old children had the opportunity to reflect on the importance of respecting the coastal and marine environment by following the storytelling adventures of an adventurous beagle who, for the first time, encounters a sea turtle. "What drives people to throw waste at sea?", "What will become of our oceans if we continue to reject plastic waste?" or "Can we change our habits to avoid damaging endangered species” ? These were only some of the questions raised by children, and to which they sought an answer with the help of their facilitator. We hope that they will continue reflecting on these fantastic ideas at home, at school and share them with friends. And of course, we look forward to future workshops that promise to be rich in positive interactions too!
The event “Embrace the Sea“ is organized by PAP/RAC, Administrative Department of Tourism and the Sea of the Split-Dalmatia County in the frame of “Pomorsko je dobro” (“Maritime property is good”) project, association "Petit philosophy", Split, Centre for Integrative Bioethics, Split and the Split City library of Marko Marulić.