GEO FACTS

Didactical offer

Our GEOPARC Bletterbach team takes care of experience-oriented guided tours in one of the most beautiful and geologically interesting areas in South Tyrol. Individually adaptable programmes and tailored schedules based on different school levels are available. Children and teenagers experience thus a thrilling time journey through millions of years of geological history while learning geological basic knowledge and being provided with information about special natural features of the Bletterbach gorge as well as regarding the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage. In close proximity of the GEOPARC Bletterbach located alpine pastures offer sufficient playing and recreation possibilities during excursions.

FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS – FOLLOWING THE TRACES OF DINOSAURS

PART 1: CLASS VISIT

Qualified GEOPARC guides visit you in class and introduce pupils playfully into the topic of dinosaurs and fossils. With dedicated poster panels and games, children discover the world of dinosaurs and find answers to their questions. Casting and plastering fossils, associating traces to different dinosaurs or discovering and searching for traces in the Bletterbach stream feeling like little scientists themselves. All this and much more gives the entire class a chance to pass some entertaining and instructive two hours while getting an insight into a mysterious and long forgotten world.

  • 2 hours at school, 3.5 to 4.5 hours at the GEOPARC Bletterbach
  • School visit per class 80.00€ + 22 % VAT (2 hours x 40.00€) + travel expenses as provided by the provincial price-list per km of Bolzano-Bozen for the GEOPARC guide; excursion per child 6.00€.

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLS – STONE, WATER, EARTH

PART 1: CLASS VISIT

How do rocks, mountains and mountain ranges emerge? How does the formation of fossils take place and why can we read rock layers like an open book, which tell us something about a long forgotten world? Pupils can solve these and many other questions together with our qualified GEOPARC guides. We take the Bletterbach with us and bring it to your class! Thanks to dedicated and especially developed material, poster panels and games children and teenagers discover the world of stones and rocks and experience two exciting and instructive hours.

PART 2: GEOEXCURSION

In a second step, classes visit the GEOPARC Bletterbach getting further possibilities to deepen their knowledge at the actual location and to pass an adventurous day at the UNESCO World Heritage site. This second part can be organised in combination with didactic, autumnal or spring excursions.

  • 2 hours at school, 3.5 to 4.5 hours at the GEOPARC Bletterbach
  • School visit per class 80.00€ + 22 % VAT (2 hours x 40.00€) + travel expenses as provided by the provincial price-list per km of Bolzano-Bozen for the GEOPARC guide; excursion per child 6.00€

For any further information about different programmes for school classes, please have a look at our flyer, at the South Tyrol brochure offering a wide range of school projects in the areas of MINT (meaning the areas of mathematics, informatics, natural sciences and technology) and environmental educatio.

Some material for the preparation of your primary school class is currently available for free download: the booklet Lilly and Tim. Further material concerning preparation and follow-up of an excursion to the Bletterbach gorge is currently being elaborated.