GeoBioBlitz 2021

Our U.S. Embassy GeoBioBlitz on Changing Mountain Ecosystems, Sept. 17-18, 2021, showed elementary students from three Slovenian elementary schools and four students from VSVO, what lives in mountain ecosystems and how sensitive they are to changes, whether positive ones like increasing the Slovenian lynx population or even negative ones like the effects of climate change …

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Sister Parks about the collaboration with youth

Both the U.S. and Slovenia recognize that the future of our environment relies on getting young people engaged in nature conservation, and national parks play an important role in that. Crater Lake National Park and Triglav National Park signed an agreement on cooperation and exchange of good practices in 2017. As Triglav National Park celebrates …

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Smithsonian Gardens Pollination Investigation Panels Opening at UL Botanic Garden

The US Embassy Ljubljana, in cooperation with the Smithsonian Gardens-Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. and the University of Ljubljana Botanic Garden, opened the  Smithsonian Pollinator Garden  “Pollination Investigation” educational panels exhibit at the University of Ljubljana Botanic Garden on Friday, May 25, 2018. The opening was co-hosted by H.E. Brent R. Hartley US Ambassador to Slovenia and mag. Dejan …

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Donation Supports Flood Forecasting and Warning System for the Sava River Basin

Ambassador Hartley was pleased to join Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning Majcen February 2nd for a ceremony marking the U.S. donation of computer equipment for flood forecasting and warning in the Sava River basin.  The project supports the development of a regional flood warning system in the countries of the International Sava River Basin …

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GeoBioBlitz in Triglav National Park

Watch our video of the GeoBioBlitz in Triglav National Park, June 16-17, to see Americans and Slovenians coming together document biodiversity and learn about geology-geomorphology in the Vrata Valley at the north face of Triglav! Two great days with experts from Triglav National Park, Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation, US Park …

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Green City Design Challenge

The Green City Design Challenge concept was created by an award winning 6th grade science teacher from the Washington, DC area in the USA using a project based learning model. The US Embassy Ljubljana PAS together with the City of Ljubljana created a similar shorter pilot program in Ljubljana, the Green Capital of Europe 2016, …

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