At Astronomical Centre Rijeka Earth Day was celebrated again with the special program on April 23, 2019.
At digital planetarium there was a show Encounter with astronomy and lecture entitled Something of our planet by Vitomir Maričić, world record holder in free dive, sport climbing instructor, project manager, workshop leader, explorer.
This year's theme was Protect Our Species: bees, coral reefs, elephants, giraffes, insects, whales and more.
More about the lecturer Vitomir Maričić
On the occasion of Earth Day, Vitomir Maričić shared his experience from numerous expeditions all over the planet.
During the lecture, audience could see his photos and videos of distant places, unique plants and animals he encountered during the expeditions.
Vitomir Maričić's website
More about Earth Day
Earth Day is now a global event each year, and more than 1 billion people in 192 countries take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.
It is a day of political action and civic participation. People march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their towns and roads.
Official Earth Day website
(Published: April 19, 2019; on photos: Vitomir Maričić during expeditions)