The LIFE.VISTULA.PL project also includes educational activities. One of them is the photo exhibition „Traditional carp ponds – fishing industry and nature”, created from photos taken during the project. From February 2020 to June 2022, 20 photographs placed on special boards and easels were presented in over 20 locations, starting from the Nowa Huta Cultural Center in Krakow, ending with the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom. The exhibition was also shown in such places as: Spytkowice, Wadowice, Zator, Kęty, Brzeszcze, Oświęcim, Czechowice-Dziedzice, Pszczyna, Bieruń, Goczałkowice-Zdrój, Chybie and Skoczów. Some of the exhibitions were accompanied by openings.
The main purpose of creating and presenting the exhibition was to show the beauty of nature in the Upper Vistula Valley and its dependence on the functioning of the fishing industry and other anthropogenic reservoirs. The photos were also an ideal promotional aspect of the project.
The presentation of the photos was also an excellent opportunity to introduce to the residents the specificity of the beauty of this region, which is a mosaic of ponds, farmland and numerous towns. The inhabitants often don’t realize that nearby there are places unique in terms of nature on the map of Poland, which are not only a place for carp production, a fishing area or a drinking water reservoir.