Proposals and Projects for School Year 2023/2024

Everything flows together with the river, everything is transformed like the water of river Taro. The Park is the ideal place for schools and teachers interested in discovering the river ecosystem and its inhabitants, the river dynamics and its special "guests" like birds and butterflies.
But the Park offers much more: it is the perfect laboratory to assess the effects of climate change, to understand that our environment must be treated with respect and to discover some close natural spaces and a unique landscape, shaped by history, culture and agriculture.  

Coming down from the top, glacial lakes, peat bogs an beech-woods marked by the wind give way to pastures and ancient hamlets: the Cento Laghi are the green heart of the Apennines and the memory of its inhabitants. The Park is the ideal place for schools and teachers who are willing to discover the lanscapes' different forms, the geology, the art and culture that lurk in the Apennine hamlets, the biology and the symbolic strength of the wolf and of the fantastic characters living in the woods.
But the Park offers much more: it is the laboratory where you could assess the effects of climate change and where you could understand that soil is life and must be treated with respect, that some near natural landscapes need our care and that history and culture have shaped (not without contradictions) a unique landscape!

Discover our  educational proposal in the Taro River Park, choosing from:

Priority Proposals: at reduced costs for the schools of the Municipalities (**) within the Parks and the Reserves, until the budget available lasts. The themes proposed for school year 2023/2024, divided into different activities suitable for all school grades, are:

  • Funzioni ecosistemiche (Ecosystem functions): From forest to soil, the functions of ecosystems;
  • Cambiamenti climatici (Climate change): From a local to a global scale, how to observe it all around us!;
  • "A Scuola in Agrilab" (At School at Agrilab)", our cuisine - workshop at the Corte di Giarola (Collecchio PR). Thanks to the project "Il cibo conta, fallo contare! (Food counts, make it count!"), two activities are possible, one aimed at the 1st cycle of primary schools and the other at the 2nd cycle of primary school and lower secondary school.
  • "A Scuola al MuMAB (At School at MuMAB)", guided tour of the Museo Mare Antico e Biodiversità (Ancient Sea and Biodiversity Museum) in San Nicomede (Salsomaggiore Terme, PR) and field trip; workshop activities as a supplement. 

Special Projects: complex educational paths resulting from co-designing activities with teachers on priority themes proposed by the Authority; at a reduced cost for schools of the Municipalities (**) within the Parks and the Reserve. The special projects for school year 2023/2024 are:

  • Siamo tutti BIOdiversi (We are all BIOdiverse): biodiversity in the Protected Areas;
  • Il ritorno del lupo (The wolf is back): stories of prey and predators;
  • L'importanza della fauna "minore" (The importance of "minor" fauna): amphibians, reptiles, micro mammals, fish and insects;
  • Gli alieni tra noi (The aliens among us): the spread of alien species and local biodiversity;
  • Acque correnti (Running waters): dynamics, ecology and river management;
  • Il legno che...vive (Wood that...lives): forest ecology and the functions of deadwood for biodiversity;
  • paesaggio (Cultivating...the landscape): agrobiodiversity and productions;
  • Aree verdi Bene comune (Green areas as a Common Good)actions for the care and protection of the land;
  • Consumo di suolo (Soil consumption): the importance of the soil and its protection. 

Experiences, Cultural Trips, Workshops: educational activities, often linked to the territory and consolidated over the years, aimed in particular at classes wishing to take an educational trip to a protected area. They can be carried out entirely in the field or be accompanied by preparatory or in-depth meetings.

Teachers' Help Desk
Always present at the CEAS for:

  • orientating to the education path choice
  • supporting in the elaboration of complex projects (also for access to calls for funding)
  • planning training meetings for teachers
  • realising supporting teaching materials
  • informing about costs and booking methods


Information and bookings: for further information and bookings contact the Environmental and Sustainability Education Center Emilia Occidentale - Strada Giarola, 6 - 43044 Collecchio (PR) by calling the numbers +39 0521 803017 or +39 0521 802688 or by sending an e-mail to 

(**) The municipalities of the Parks and of the Reserves: Albareto, Alseno, Borgotaro, Calendasco, Carpaneto Piacentino, Castell'Arquato, Collecchio, Corniglio, Fidenza, Fornovo Taro, Gazzola, Gossolengo, Gragnano Trebbiense, Gropparello, Lugagnano Val d'Arda, Medesano, Mezzani, Monchio delle Corti, Neviano Arduini, Noceto, Parma, Pellegrino Parmense, Piacenza, Rivergaro, Rottofreno, Sala Baganza, Salsomaggiore Terme, Sissa-Trecasali, Sorbolo Mezzani, Terenzo, Tizzano Val Parma, Torrile, Vernasca.


Here below you can find all the proposals for experiences, cultural trips and workshops in the Taro River Park.

Click here to find all the Environmental Education Proposals (Italian text)

River's meander
Proposals and Projects for School Year 2023/2024Corte north side
Corte north side
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