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SCHOOLS

Espai Montseny offers a wide range of activities to primary and secondary schools, which aim to enable students to discover Viladrau and the Montseny Natural Park through themed excursions and discovery activities.

The program includes several proposals that combine a visit to Espai Montseny and an open-air discovery activity in the open air in order to discover the Natural Park on the spot and discover in a fun way the history and legends of witches and brigands of the Montseny, as well as to enter into the nature and the landscapes, through the enormous possibilities offered by the Natural Park.

 

Activities

Land of bandits. The stories of Serrallonga as they are told in Viladrau

Come on, come close to one of the most fascinating characters in the history of Catalonia. Who was in Serrallonga? Who were bandits? We will go deep into the forests that witnessed this phenomenon in order to answer this and other questions about the greatest brigand in history.

Educational level: Middle and upper cycle of primary and secondary.

Activity carried out by: EduCA Viladrau.

 

The witch's forest

Do you know who the witches of Viladrau were and what did they do? We will walk through the same forests where these wise women and experts in natural remedies were looking for their ingredients. Once we know the medicinal plants and their uses, we can test their effectiveness by listening to the stories of the witches of Viladrau. 

Educational level: Primary, middle and upper cycle of primary.

Activity carried out by: Aula de Natura Santa Marta.

 

Riera Major, study of the riverside forest

Do you know how we can evaluate the ecological status of water through the macroinvertebrates that live there? We will go to Riera Major and we will help you to work on this fascinating ecosystem. Water boots, thermometers and all sorts of gadgets will help us to know and study the water and its small inhabitants.

Educational level: Middle and upper cycle of primary.

Activity carried out by: Aula de Natura Santa Marta.

 

Taste Montseny: waters, legends and poetry

Fun experience to discover the relationship between Montseny, the water and the letters that come from very old. We will discover some forest fountains, in order to know the legends that are explained in Viladrau. In addition, we will taste its waters and ..., we may be surprised!

Educational level: Initial, middle and upper cycle of primary and first cycle of ESO.

Activity carried out by: EduCA Viladrau.

 

The chestnut tree and its surroundings

Activities adapt to the time of the year or season of the forest taking into account the stage in which the chestnut tree (flower, fruit, etc.) is found. In the forest you can see all the recovery work of chestnut trees and the maintenance in a sustainable and respectful way that is being carried out by the Centre de Manipulació de la Castanya.

Educational level: Primary School and ESO.

Activity carried out by: Centre de Manipulació de la Castanya.

 

Montseny, Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve, a place with a lot of biodiversity

Did you know that there are more plant species in Montseny than in the United Kingdom together? How is it possible? A simple walk through the forests of Viladrau will help us to understand the great diversity that we can find there. A vivid discovery to enjoy our surroundings.

Educational level: Middle and upper cycle of primary and secondary.

Activity carried out by: EduCA Viladrau.

 

The Natural Park with the 5 senses: "Bany de bosc"

A walk through the forest brings wellness. Greater proximity to nature is synonymous with a healthier life. Medical research shows that if this contact is with old forests it has psychological and physiological benefits. We propose a forest bath to discover a new and diverse world through sensory experiences. The senses of our inspiration: smell, look, touch, listen and taste.

Educational level: Initial, middle and upper cycle of primary and secondary.

Activity carried out by: Aula de Natura Santa Marta.

 

Animal traces: discovering life in the forest

Who lives in these forests? We can discover the inhabitants of a place without seeing them, learning to identify footprints, rests of food, hair or feathers, among many other traces that we will find, if we look at it well. Open your eyes!

Educational level: Primary, middle and upper cycle of primary.

Activity carried out by: EduCA Viladrau.

 

The path of water droplets

A vivid activity in which students will transform into small drops of water to follow their path from the cloud to the source. We will follow the path of the water droplets and finish the route to the source, where we will know the legend of the paitids.

Educational level: Infant education and first cycle of primary.

Activity carried out by: Aula de Natura Santa Marta.

 

Funny techniques to learn to observe the forest

Following paths we will take a tour of different forests to learn, in each of them, to obtain information through techniques that enhance our senses: we will follow a section with the eyes covered to enhance the touch; we will make a collection of colors and textures to differentiate the environment from each place; we will look for the loudness of space and explain the use of claims; we will differentiate the smells of each time of year and apply what we have learned in the search for non-natural elements in a stretch of the road. Games and techniques that can then be applied anywhere else.

Educational level: Middle and upper cycle of primary and secondary.

Activity carried out by: EduCA Viladrau.

 

Ribera forest: the game of the river

1st. part: to capture the most determining characteristics of a verneda as an example of protected river forest and the causes that have led to this reality.

2nd. part: simulation game where each group will represent a river from its birth to pour into the sea. Random will determine which path will follow this river, what benefits will it offer to nature and what to society? What will the society give back to him, what kinds of pollutants, and what kind of water will it hit the sea. A whole series of funny riddles will speed up or delay the water path and will give the opportunity to act different types of debuggers.

A very understandable and fun game about the relationship between different societies with the river.

We will finish with a pool to analyze what you need in our river to be a river as it is.

Educational level: Upper and secondary school cycle.

Activity carried out by: EduCA Viladrau.

 

ACTIVITY AFTER LUNCH

Stories and legends of Viladrau

To complement the morning, we suggest an afternoon with different stories from Montseny and Viladrau. Would you like to know how the chestnut tree arrived in Viladrau? Or maybe the fantastic legend of water women? Do you know that more than one king has gone through these lands? We will let the imagination fly and so we can spend a pleasant time after eating.

Educational level: Infant education and first cycle of primary.

Activity carried out by: Aula de Natura Santa Marta.