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Environmental Education Proposals School Year 2022/2023

Coming down from the top, glacial lakes, peat bogs an beech-woods marked by the wind give way to pastures and ancient hamlets: the Cento Laghi are the green heart of the Apennines and the memory of its inhabitants. The Park is the ideal place for schools and teachers who are willing to discover the lanscapes' different forms, the geology, the art and culture that lurk in the Apennine hamlets, the biology and the symbolic strength of the wolf and of the fantastic characters living in the woods.
But the Park offers much more: it is the laboratory where you could assess the effects of climate change and where you could understand that soil is life and must be treated with respect, that some near natural landscapes need our care and that history and culture have shaped (not without contradictions) a unique landscape!

Discover our  educational proposal in the Parco dei Cento Laghi, choosing from:

PRIORITY PROPOSALS: free activities for schools in the Park and Reserve Municipalities (**) and at reduced costs for other schools, subject to budget availability. The themes proposed for school year 2022/2023, which are divided into different activities suitable for all school levels, are:

  • Ecosystem functions: From Forest to soil, the ecosystem functions;
  • Climate change: From local to global, how to observe it around us!.

SPECIAL PROJECTS: educational proposals resulting from co-designing activities with teachers on priority themes proposed by the Authority. At reduced costs for schools in the Park and Reserve Municipalities (**). The special projects for school year 2022/2023 are:

  • We are all BIOdiverse: biodiversity in the Protected Areas;
  • The return of wolf: tales of prey and predators;
  • The importance of "minor" fauna: amphibians, reptiles, micro-mammals, fish and insects;
  • Aliens among us: the spread of alien species and local biodiversity;
  • Running waters: dynamics, ecology and river management;
  • Wood that...lives: forest ecology and the functions of deadwood for biodiversity;
  • Cultivating...the landscape: agrobiodiversity and production;
  • Bene comune green areasactions for the land care and protection;
  • Soil consumption: the important of the soil and its protection. 

ESPERIENCES, CULTURAL VISITS, WORKSHOPS: educational activities, often linked to the territory and consolidated over the years, aimed in particular at classes within to take an educational trip to a protected area. They can be carried out entirely in the field on be accompanied by preparatory or in-depth meetings.

 Discover more about rates and booking methods by downloading the Form!

Teachers' Help Desk
Always present at the CEAS for:

  • orientating to the education path choice
  • supporting in the elaboration of complex projects (also for access to calls for funding)
  • planning training meetings for teachers
  • realising supporting teaching materials
  • informing about costs and booking methods

Information and bookings: for further information and bookings contact the Environmental and Sustainability Education Center Emilia Occidentale - Strada Giarola, 6 - 43044 Collecchio (PR) by calling the numbers +39 0521 802688 and +39 0521 803017 or by sending an e-mail to

(**) The municipalities of the Parks and of the Reserves: Albareto, Alseno, Borgotaro, Calendasco, Carpaneto Piacentino, Castell'Arquato, Collecchio, Corniglio, Fidenza, Fornovo Taro, Gazzola, Gossolengo, Gragnano Trebbiense, Gropparello, Lugagnano Val d'Arda, Medesano, Mezzani, Monchio delle Corti, Neviano Arduini, Noceto, Parma, Pellegrino Parmense, Piacenza, Rivergaro, Rottofreno, Sala Baganza, Salsomaggiore Terme, Sissa-Trecasali, Sorbolo, Terenzo, Tizzano Val Parma, Torrile, Vernasca. 

In the figure below you can find the description of the standard proposals of the
Parco dei Cento Laghi.

Click here to find all the Environmental Education Proposals (Italian text)