A protected area is an ideal place to carry out didactic activities dealing with ecological issues, nature preservation and sustainable development strategies, as well as to preserve the knowledge regarding local traditions and the historical-cultural values of a territory.
Environmental education has the noble aim to direct the personal conscience towards a future in which the traces of man will harmoniously blend with the balance of the natural systems. The existence of protected areas is the evidence of the will to reach this kind of sustainable future, by preserving and enhancing the value of precious features of the natural world and to rediscover that also man and his traditions are part of it.
The educational-information structures of Beigua Park - privileged places where experiences of promotion, sensitization, and environmental education are planned and suggested - operate within the education network of Liguria in collaboration with the Regional Environmental Education Center - C.R.E.A. Liguria, link with the Provincial Environmental Education Centers of Genoa link and Savona, link with the Environmental Education Centers of the Ligurian parks link and with all the other CEA (Environmental Education Centers) belonging to the Environmental Education System of Liguria and the National System connected with the program INFEA. link
Thanks to the Decree no. 2142 of 29.07.2008, Centro di Esperienza of Beigua Park has the possibility to join the Regional Environmental Education System for three years, and at the moment is waiting for renewal.
A direct and positive contact has been established both with the world of school (with a series of proposals supporting, strengthening, and integrating the activities already developed by teachers to promote the knowledge of the naturalistic, historical, architectural, etc. beauties enriching the territory of Beigua Park) and with the other subjects involved in information, communication, and environmental education activities (through synergic actions experimented in collaboration with structures belonging to the Regional Environmental Education System of Liguria, but also with other subjects, such as MUVITA, COOP Liguria, and the local Municipalities). More in general, the activities tend to create a useful network leading to the planning of environmental and sustainability education.
For the school year 2012/2013, Beigua Park has on the program a series of didactic proposals dedicated to kindergartens, elementary, middle, and secondary schools (first and second grade).
The duration of the tours is to agree at the moment of the booking.
The schools situated in the Municipalities of Beigua Park - Arenzano, Campo Ligure, Cogoleto, Genova (Circoscrizione Ponente-Pegli, Prà and Voltri), Masone, Rossiglione, Sassello, Stella, Tiglieto, Varazze - are entitled to a 50% reduction.
The didactic activities are organized by the operators of the Cooperative DROSERA.
For bookings and information on the planning and management of the didactic activities, please contact Centro Esperienze del Parco del Beigua - Via G. Marconi, 165 - 16011 Arenzano (GE) - Tel. +39 010 8590300 - Fax +39 010 8590064 - E-mail: CEparcobeigua@parcobeigua.it
Liguria's Protected Areas have been committing themselves for several years to both the protection of environmental resources and the development of eco-tourist proposals connected their landscapes and traditional activities. The Parks and the local communities constantly work to protect biodiversity and represent a call for discovering the rich environmental and cultural heritage of Liguria. School tourism places itself in this context, and it represent a constantly growing field thanks to both the commitment of the operators of the parks and of the Environmental Education Centers (CEA), and to the teachers who are more and more aware of the environmental problems. The main goal of the present publication is therefore to describe some of the many opportunities which our territories can offer. An extraordinary variety of landscapes, natural environments and cultural identities that we can enjoy at any time during the year. A unique journey from the ocean bed to the high mountains, from traditional fishing in the Ligurian Sea to the typical products of the inland, from the olive groves to the mountain pastures, from the Maquis of the coastal parks to the forests and wonderful bloom of the mountain parks. All of the hikes, activities and stays included in this catalog intend to link educational moments to amusing ones by offering pupils the opportunity to learn and have fun at the same time and to turn the school trip into an exploration in the most fascinating and hidden places in our Region.
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