As part of the Croatian Biological Congress in Poreč, a Balkan Herpetology Symposium was held where students of the Catholic High School presented the project “How to Preserve the Smallest Lizard in Croatia”, which they produced in collaboration with the Papuk Nature Park and the Croatian Herpetological Society – HYLA.
The school is invited to present its work to well-known Croatian scientists as well as those from the surrounding area. The school was first presented by Danijel Barišić, a 3rd grade student, and the project is now experienced by Mario Janković. Moderator of the whole program, renowned herpetologist Dr. Sc. In the presentation of the lecturer, Dusan Jelic praised the work and performance of our students and added that there is a future for the Croatian education system when such projects are made and presented in this way by high school students. It should be noted that in addition to the names mentioned, Marta Paponja and Teodor Sakoman participated in the preparation of the presentation. Within the Croatian Biological Congress, over 50 different presentations from 15 different countries were held.
The students also had the opportunity to see the scientific research posters from Croatia and the surrounding area, as well as the ways in which they were presented and debated. They had the opportunity to briefly listen to a plenary lecture by prof. Igor Stagljar, who together with prof. Ivan Đikić, Ph.D. from the University of Frankfurt, has discovered joint work to treat several human tumors.