“Every true passion begins in childhood, mine towards nature started there too”, Marta Blažević is guided by that thought. From her earliest childhood, she spends every free moment in nature. At sea or in the mountains. She has always said she wants to work in nature. She was fascinated by trees and rocks. But also by the unreachable depths of the sea and the adaptations of animals to them.In elementary school, that curiosity led her to the first place in a state competition in biology and participation in the Globe projects. Through high school, Marta Blažević attends summer eco-schools organized by DND Rijeka. The choice of the Faculty of Science in Zagreb and the Department of Biology was quite a natural choice then. She earned a degree in biology, later called masters in biology. During her studies, Marta Blažević volunteered at the Blue World dolphin center in Veli Lošinj. She was convinced her work would involve the sea.
After her studies, she returned to her native Volosko and instead of a job related to the sea, she found one related to waste management.
Spend an unforgettable day in nature! She moved to Rijeka, had a daughter and dreamed of working in nature. During the parental leave, the opportunity opened up to work as an expert associate for education at the Učka Nature Park. She spent almost seven years there. In the meantime, she bought a land in Gorski Kotar. She built a wooden ecological house in the village of Hrib above the source of the river Kupa. When the daughter was to enroll in the first grade of primary school, the family decided to move to Gorski kotar. For the first three years she worked at the Natural History Museum Rijeka. At the end of 2020, Astra Divina opened its business with its headquarters in Hrib. Astra Divina is a specialized craft for education about the natural heritage of Gorski kotar, as well as about the way of life there.