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Environmental Education Proposals - School Year 2022/2023

Walking on an ancient sea bottom among the fossil traces of invertebrates and molluscs, a unique experience that takes us back to the sea of millions of years ago. Tha Park is the ideal place for schools and teachers who are willing to discover not only geology and palaeontology, but also the flora and fauna present today.
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 and experience it in the Parco dello Stirone e del Piacenziano, choosing from:

PRIORITY PROPOSALS: free of charge for the schools of the Municipalities (**) within the Parks and the Reserves, and at reduced costs for other schools, until the budget available lasts. The themes proposed for school year 2022/2023, divided into different activities suitable for all school grades, are:

  • Funzioni ecosistemiche (Ecosystem functions): From forest to soil, the functions of ecosystems;
  • Cambiamenti climatici (Climate change): From a local to a global scale, how to observe it all around us!;
  • "A Scuola al MuMAB (At School at MuMAB)", activity at the Ancient Sea and Biodiversity Museum at Podere Millepioppi (Salsomaggiore Terme PR). 

SPECIAL PROJECTS: complex educational paths resulting from co-designing activities with teachers on priority themes proposed by the Authority; at a reduced cost for schools of the Municipalities (**) within the Parks and the Reserve. The special projects for school year 2022/2023 are:

  • Siamo tutti BIOdiversi (We are all BIOdiverse): biodiversity in the Protected Areas;
  • Il ritorno del lupo (The wolf is back): stories of prey and predators;
  • L'importanza della fauna "minore" (The importance of "minor" fauna): amphibians, reptiles, micro mammals, fish and insects;
  • Gli alieni tra noi (The aliens among us): the spread of alien species and local biodiversity;
  • Acque correnti (Running waters): dynamics, ecology and river management;
  • Il legno che...vive (Wood that...lives): forest ecology and the functions of deadwood for biodiversity;
  • paesaggio (Cultivating...the landscape): agrobiodiversity and productions;
  • Aree verdi Bene comune (Green areas as a Common Good)actions for the care and protection of the land;
  • Consumo di suolo (Soil consumption): the importance of the soil and its protection. 

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

Standard proposals, specific to each protected area and described below.

 Discover more about rates and booking modalities 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 803017 or +39 0521 802688 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 Mezzani, Terenzo, Tizzano Val Parma, Torrile, Vernasca.

Here below you can find all the proposals for experiences, cultural trips and workshops in Parco dello Stirone e Piacenziano

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

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