On October 17, 2019, a seminar entitled "Protection of peat bog ecosystems of the Słowiński National Park" was held in the building of the former Natural Museum of SNP in Smołdzino. At the meeting, there was a lively discussion between participants, which was initiated by absorbing presentations on the state of peat bog vegetation, and hydrological conditions for the protection of the areas in question. The productive debate moved to the next part of the meeting, namely the field session, where participants could see with their own eyes how much work has already been put into protecting these ecosystems, and what else is planned to be done under the LIFE PEAT RESTORE project.
Every year, a group of students of the Faculty of Biology at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, chaired by Dr. Ryszard Piotrowicz, visits the Słowiński National Park during field classes. One of the topics discussed during the expedition are the water-crowfoot rivers, therefore also this year classes in the Łupawa river valley could not be missed.
On June 19, 2019, field activities began with a visit to a wooden bridge in Smołdzino. Although this is not the area of the Słowiński National Park yet, it is from this walking crossing over the Łupawa that you can see the water-crowfoots best. That is why, every year, the story about the nature of the water-crowfoot rivers begins, which, in botanical terms, the coordinator of the classes talks about, while we introduce hydrotechnical issues.