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Seminars, excursions

If you don't yet have an idea for a school trip, but you like nature and don't have a problem with walking a few kilometres through forest, we have something for you: the "Predators and Prey" school trip. Join us on the trail of bears, wolves and lynx in the magnificent nature of Liptov. We will show you tracks and other signs of their presence, perhaps we'll see some animals directly and we will talk to you about our experiences with them as well as teaching you how to stay safe in areas with these animals and how to protect them.

Seminars, field trips, voluntary work for classes and clubs. Right in the "land of our largest carnivores" you can test your knowledge about the lives of bears and wolves. In the form of a game learn how to look for the signs of different animals and express your feelings through creative activities. An unforgetable experience will surely be meeting people from other countries who are interested in wild predators and help voluntarily with their conservation. Knowledge, fun, new experiences, friendship... Come and join us!

Summer camp "In the Land of the Bear"

Seminar: "In the Tracks of Predators"

lecturers: Robin Rigg BA MSc, Mgr. Svetlana Beková

1. Basic information about bears in Slovakia and elsewhere
- points of interest from scientific research

2. Film "Staying safe in bear country" (48min)
- what to do during bear encounters
- why do bears become a nuisance
- how to avoid problems - preventive measures

3. Discussion

4. Basic information about wolves in Slovakia and elsewhere
- points of interest from scientific research
- truth and myth about wolves
- predator-prey relations

5. Information about the website, publications, activities and aims of SWS within The BEARS Project

6. A chance to buy teaching materials, postcards and stickers

The seminar is aimed mainly at teachers and pupils. It lasts around 4 hours. The minimum number of participants is 20.

Seminar "In the Tracks of Predators" in 2007

Presentation: "Meeting the Bear"

lecturers: Robin Rigg BA MSc, Mgr. Svetlana Beková

1. Basic information about bears in Slovakia and elsewhere
- points of interest from scientific research

2. Film "Staying safe in bear country" (48min)
- what to do during bear encounters
- why do bears become a nuisance
- how to avoid problems - preventive measures

3. Discussion

4. Information about the website, publications, activities and aims of SWS within The BEARS Project

5. A chance to buy teaching materials, postcards and stickers

The lecture, part of the opening of our exhibition of the same name, is aimed at the general public. Together with the film it last around 2 hours.

The exhibition can be ordered and borrowed free of charge by schools and other education institutes.

Presentation "Meeting the Bear" in 2007


For more information please email betkova@slovakwildlife.org