Environmental Education


Environmental Education

Many experiences into nature, aimed at environmental education, will introduce kids to the world of science in a different way, away from pure theory, for the exclusive benefit of the practice. The scientific method of observation, description, reproduction in the laboratory, of the theory joined with practice. Therefore boys will be able to see and understand the reality, making experiences directly in the field.
Knowledge, participation and love for nature will be the result of the educational project proposed.
The didactic presented courses include frontal meetings in the classroom and hands-on labs in the field.
EXAMPLE OF A FEW LABORATOIRES of Environmental Education:

River and Palustre Ecosystem
in class:
– Waters, currents and river morphology
– Life in the streams: flora and fauna
– Water quality (chemical and biological analysis, microscopic observations)
– Setting up an aquarium or an artificial pond in the school garden
in the field:
– Walk along the nearest river to the school
– Guided tour of the marsh Colfiorito or Lipu Oasi di Montepulciano
– Birdwatching and bird ringing
– Chemical and biological analyzes of waters
– Compilation of cards from the field

The way of Farro (Spelled)
in class:
– From seed to plant
– Grains of yesterday and today
in the field:
– Visit to the ruins of a mill of 1400 in the heart of the Colfiorito’s swamp
– Visit to an organic farm
– Process in stone of spelled
– Preparation of simple spelled desserts, according to the recipes of the past

Coal and coal merchants: the history and art of the past
– didactic/sensory course within a forest
– Charcoal: an energy resource
– Construction of a coal deposit
– Visit to a coal powerhouse

The Forest:
in class:
– The components of the forest ecosystem
– Read the animal tracks
– Construction of artificial nests and feeders
– Setting up of a herbarium
in the field:
– didactic/sensory course within a forest
– Collection of material