The general aim pursued in the field of education mainly deals with the concept of "learning to learn". This pun describes the great commitment of the Park Authority, promoting a cultural project aimed at improving the individual skills to care for the territory. The Tuscan Archipelago National Park invests in future generations in order to foster and spread the love for nature. Three projects have been launched for the schools of the Tuscan Archipelago in 2013: "Il Tesoro di Montecristo" (The treasure of Montecristo), "Pianosa naturalmente" (Naturally Pianosa) and "Cittadini del Parco dell'Arcipelago Toscano" (Citizens of the Tuscan Archipelago Park), the latter is especially dedicated to hikes in the islands of Elba, Capraia and Giglio. Biodiversity, culture and the knowledge of the territory, the historic evidences, geology and minerals, the seasonal flowering, the bird migration: these are the themes of the school in the open air which has been proposed by the Park and housed in the fabulous natural landscapes of the protected area. The aim is to make people know the natural heritage an to spread among young people the sense of belonging, responsibility and respect for the territory. The projects address the pupils of the middle and high schools, according to the educational programs developing in different ways in order to meet the different levels and educational directions of each school.
Pupils, together with their teachers and environmental guides are always enthusiastic after the hikes because the climate, the open air and nature compensate for the strain of hiking. The direct experience also inspires the work done in the classrooms. The projects will be mainly carried out in spring, but they might go on until next fall.
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