The education and awareness campaign with schools in Shebenik-Jabllanica National Park concluded on the 12 June, with a field expedition in Qarrishte, the central part of the National Park.
High school students from "Shefqet Dosku’’ school in Dorez together with experts from PPNEA, Agri-en and Park administration staff spend the day working in small groups to do bird watching, learning about wildlife monitoring method with camera traps and hiking along trails to identify plants they learnt in the previous trainings.
After the field work it was realized also a ceremony for the distribution of the certificates for the "Ambassadors” which resulted very festive. 12th of June it is also annual celebration of Doraz village organized in Shenebik Jabllanice NP with traditional music, costumes and BIO local products
National Parks represent exceptionally biodiversity values which in a sense are a ‘’field laboratory’’ not only to scientists and passionate people about nature but firstly and most importantly to school children, in order to experience nature in its fullest dimension. Regional Administration of Protected Areas Elbasan worked hard these past 6 months under the supervision of the PPNEA experts and in collaboration with Agri-En local organization to build capacities in delivering education activities in the schools within their National Park.
Shebenik-Jabllanica NP will continue to organize independently educational activities with schools in their park area in the near future, while PPNEA is committed to help national parks continuously in building capacities to deliver their services in a very satisfactory level.