In Croatia, the Coast Day 2020 will be marked through a literary and art works of elementary-school children. On the very Coast Day, September 25, in an on-line workshop, moderated by a professor of philosophy, the children will jointly create a story about the noble pen shell (Pinna nobilis), which is severely attacked by parasites throughout the Mediterranean. Apart from the common story, the children are invited to submit their stories and illustrations for a competition. The winning stories and illustration will be published in a book, which will be among the prizes for the winners. The children are invited to use, as main characters, the noble pen shell, loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) and shark. These three sea dwellers have been chosen as representatives of threatened, rare and unjustly unloved species. The prizes to the winners will be given during a ceremony at the Split-Dalmatia County building on the occasion of the UN World Children’s Day – a day when we mark the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, among which is the right to live in a clean and healthy environment.
To know more about the program of the event, consult the following link (only in Croatian)