ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Our Environmental education and heritage interpretation team is staffed by biologists, environmental educators and mountain guides. All of them have in common a didactic profile. In all our activities we give priority to biodiversity conservation and we try to send out a message of value and respect.

We organize nature workshops and school visits for all ages. We do it not only in Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park but also in Posets-Maladeta natural Park and surroundings. We always make our best to adapt our activities to users’ needs.

Nature workshop: example at a hostel

Summary:

This is a two-day programme that allows the group to know one of the most famous valleys of the Pyrenees: Ordesa Valley.

We’ll complement fieldwork with the visit to one of the best eco-museums of the Pyrenees: FCQ Eco Museum in Aínsa. We’ll also visit Aínsa to approach to life in the middle ages.

 

The programme

1st day.

11.00

Arrival at Ordesa and Monte Perdido National park. Ordesa Sector.

Snack (not included)

Briefing

Visit to the National Park

What is a National Park?

The most important protected areas in Aragon

Glacial erosion

Riverbank forests

Beech forests

Fir woods

Climates. Mountain climate.

Main species in mountain ecosystems and their adaptations.

14.00

Picnic Lunch. (Not included)

17.00

Visit to National Park. Visitor Centre

18.30

Arrival to Hostel. Accommodation and briefing.

20.30

Dinner and end of educators’ activity.

2nd day

9.00 Breakfast.

9:30 Bus trip.

10:30 Jánovas. Visit to an abandoned village.

“Story of a paper reservoir”

Basic concepts on geology.

Plate Tectonics

Geological folds

Hydroelectric energy

History of reservoirs in Spain.

Rural flight in the 60’s

12:30 End of visit to Jánovas,

13:00 Picnic lunch in Aínsa

14.00 Free time

15.00 Orientation game in the old quarter of Aínsa

17.30 Visit to the Eco Museum

19.00 Back to Hostel

20:00 Dinner and end of educators’’ activity.

3rd day

9.00 Breakfast and packing.

10:00 Walk and Photographic and biological rally

Mountain areas economy

Anthropization of the environment

Mountain stockbreeding.

Medicinal plants

Traditions

 

12:45 Evaluation of the programme

13:30 Lunch

14.30 Return