Spring Carousel – Celebrating Earth Day with a Charitable Touch

By Sara Močnik, Primary school Šmartno pod Šmarno goro On April 15, the 9th annual Spring Carousel took place at the Šmartno pod Šmarna Gora Elementary School in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Organized to raise contributions to the school fund, the event was dedicated to Earth Day this year. We aimed to find ways to bring environmental …

Slovenian pupils discover the importance of ecosystem services with new “natural sciences backpack”

Ecosystem services encompass all functions of natural systems that humans benefit from, such as clean air and water, fertile soil, pollinating insects, protection from natural disasters, climate regulation and much more. Despite being essential to all life-support systems, ecosystem services are are often considered “free” and taken for granted. Studying ecosystem services makes their value …