Project at the “VV summer day camp – Project of environmental education”

As in the previous year, during the summer school holidays, the State Enterprise VODOHOSPODÁRSKA VÝSTAVBA, organized a children’s camp with an environmental focus Project of environmental education – VV Summer Day Camp”. Within the framework of the awareness campaign of the project „Improving the condition of selected wetlands in the left-hand branch system of the Danube River“, we participated on August 04, 2023 with the project camp activities, which took place in the administrative premises of the enterprise at Karloveska 2 in Bratislava.

We prepared an entertaining educational programme for the children, which included an interesting quiz. With the help of the animators and the project team, the children made their own miniatures of wetland animals and heard interesting information about wetlands – how wetlands are formed, what diverse plants and animals live in the wetland ecosystem, what they need for life, how they contribute to the quality of the environment and to human life.

The children were interested to learn about the ‘Danube newt’, which lives half the year in water and the other half in shaded terrestrial habitats, and that male newts develop a striking toothed crest on their backs and tails during the breeding season, the tallest of the genus Triturus. There was information about the ‘great crested newt’, which has an interesting cow-like vocal expression, more likely to be heard than seen. Last but not least, the children also learned about the “sazan carp”, which is very rare and lives only in the Danube water.

Similar awareness campaign activities are planned for both primary and secondary school children during the next school year 2023/2024.


For more information about the VV, š. p. children’s camp, please visit:

The Project „Improving the condition of selected wetlands in the left-hand branch system of the Danube River“ benefits from a € 429 244 grant from Norway through the Norway Grants. The project has been co-financed from the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of € 75 749.

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