The Park represents for pupils and teachers a "special" place where they can stop, look, discover, and grow, surrounded by a landscape where nature, agriculture, and culture melt, where nature and human activities have been coexisting for centuries. Also for the school year 2011/2012, school tourism proposals are interesting and appealing: they are dedicated to schools that want to carry out short visits (1 or 2 days) and give the opportunity to thoroughly study issues linked to agriculture and local products, nature and landscape, history and culture, diet, education to sustainability. Moreover, the offer is diversified, and gives the opportunity to discover the Park not only during the typical period for school trips (spring), but also "off-season", in order to appreciate the autumn colors and tastes and, in winter, the charm of the snow-clad mountains far from the ski tracks and artificial snow. A mix of didactics, entertainment-sport activities, and sensory experiences.
The Park offers a series of "official" school tourism activities, selected together with the Tourist District "Appennino Parma Est". The activities can last one or two days: in this case, it is possible to choose whether you want to join the program of only one of the two days.
The tours are managed by Environmental Hiking Tour Guides, recognized and authorized according to L.R. 4/2000 "Norme per la disciplina delle attività turistiche di accompagnamento", in some cases led by "experts" in the specific fields.
For some activities, there are structures offering eventual additional services: room and board, equipment rental... You can decide whether you need these services or not.
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Booking and organization
For bookings and information, please directly contact the tour guide or the organization. The sum due will be directly paid to the tour guide at the end of the activity. Moreover, the school will receive - in an envelope with address and stamp - a Quality Form prepared by the Park for a constant monitoring of the service: please fill it and send it back to the Park.
Mountain shoes, water-proof jacket, cap, and sweater are recommended in any season. For winter tours, bring adequate clothes and equipment: heavy and water-proof shoes, windcheater, water-proof trousers, gloves and cap, gaiters. For any doubt, you can ask information directly to the tour guide.
Contributions: The schools joining the proposals of the catalog 100 Natura have the possibility to access the funds for the organization of school trips put at disposal by Appennino Parma Est Mountain Community, thanks to an agreement between the latter and the Park. Up to 400 Euros for one-day visits and up to 700 Euros for 2-day visits.
You can download the text of the contribution announcement and the form to require the contribution. For info, call the number +39 0521 354130.
It is possible to require information about school tourism activities by calling the numbers +39 0521 880363 or +39 0521 802688 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and leaving your address.
Click here to find all the Environmental Education Proposals (Italian text)