The several environments characterizing the Parco dell'Abbazia di Monteveglio make this protected area a privileged ground for environmental education. Beginning from the mid-1980s a permanent Environmental Education Program has been started, and still today it leads several classes to discover the natural, agronomic, landscape, historical, architectural and social features of this territory. The great vital force of the project probably depends on the profitable collaboration among teachers, experts, and pupils. We believe that some elements are necessary in order to create a significant and unforgettable experience: to carry out field researches, to foster a direct relationship with the territory and to support a spontaneous approach based on our senses. This method allows pupils to start from their own experience and to then propose hypothesis, to look for partial answers and verify them, so that they can experience the scientific method of analysis and research.
Therefore, beyond the acquisition of specific skills, pupils learn an approach to reality and gain a way of reasoning representing a good instrument to understand their journey around the world, out of school reality too.
The didactic activities of the Park are based on two main categories:
- The didactic proposals for the schools within the territory
- The guided visits for the schools coming from other territories.
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The Park of the Abbazia suggests to schools at any grade guided visits lasting half day or full day, dedicated to various issues.
The Park includes a considerable variety of environments in a territory of small size, it is easily accessible and easy to explore along easy trails, it offers a didactic workshop in San Teodoro Center which represents an interesting opportunity to carry out experimentations, analyses, and simulations helping to understand the surrounding territory and environment and to grasp the relations characterizing them. During the guided visit, kids can discover - while searching, smelling, touching, listening to, and playing - something recalling their everyday life or discover the differences between this place and their place of origin. A guided visit can efficiently complete their studies, but also simply satisfying the need of fun, sense of adventure, socialization, and sharing.
For further information: San Teodoro Park Center - Tel. +39 051 6701044 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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