Oasi Fiume Alento: Didactic tours

Oasi fiume Alento promotes educational activities for primary and junior high schools students, guided tours for high school students, even by activating cooperation with Italian and foreign Universities.

The educational projects aim to promote environmental protection; they educate and raise awareness the of the younger generations through training courses about technology and eco-sustainability.
Classrooms can choose either a guided tour of the area and the dam or a specific theme.

A full list of didactic proposals stands out the training/educational offer, which can also be enhanced by new learning pathways in accordance with teachers areas of interest and needs.

Schedule for the entire day

  • The activities scheduled for the half day can also be distributed throughout the entire day. Therefore it includes:
    • - naturalistic tour
    • - guided tour of the dam and the monitoring systems
    • - visit to the botanical garden.
    Cost of the program: € 7,50 per student

  • The entire day schedule includes:
    • - naturalistic tour
    • - guided tour of the dam and the monitoring systems
    • - visit to the botanical garden.
    • - a lab or another available educational activity
    Cost of the program: € 10,00 per student

Schedule for half-day

  • The half-day standard includes:
    • - naturalistic tour
    • - guided tour of the dam and the monitoring systems
    • - visit to the botanical garden.

    Cost of the program: € 5,50 per student

  • In alternative, the half-day could also be structured differently and could include:
    • - guided tour to the dam and monitoring systems
    • - a lab or anotheravailable educational activity
    Cost of the program: € 8,00 per student

The offer includes:

  • - guide for 35 students
  • - educational material
  • - possible use of picnic area
It is possible to complete the programs with the guided boat tour at a cost of € 2.00 per person.

Students are allowed to have lunch at the restaurant La Sosta Mediterranea, inside the Oasi complex.
The price of the menu is € 9.00 Self-Service or € 10.00 Table service.


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Ecoplastic (manual)

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Riciclarta (manual)

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Herbarium (botany)

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Discovery SEMI (seeds) Lab

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The Compost

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The dam and monitoring systems

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Botanical garden

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Ecoplastic (manual)

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Food web (biology)

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Social insects (biology)

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Cells and tissues at microscope (biology)

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Hydrobiology (biology)

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Water (physics and chemistry)

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Archeogiocando (archeology)

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Herbarium (botany)

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Rock and lands of Alento (geology)

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Hydrobiology (biology)

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Riciclarta (manual)

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Herbarium (botany)

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Botanical garden

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Archeogiocando (archeology)

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Social insects (biology)

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Ecoplastic (manual)

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Rocks and lands of Alento (geology)

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Food web (biology)

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• POSEIDONIA - PAESTUMThe archaeological site of Poseidon - Paestum is a treasure chest full of treasures to be enjoyed. Walking through the ruins of the magnificent temples of the ancient city founded by settlers from Sybaris in VII [...]

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Orienteering

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Energy from Nature Lab

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Water (physics and chemistry)

The laboratory analyzes the peculiarities of water in all its aspects, its properties and anomalies. Through demonstrations and practical experiments you may study the three-dimensional shape of the molecule, its polarity and the physical-chemical characteristics thereof. Are also discussed aspects [...]

Botanical garden

With its trapezoid shape, the botanical garden of the Oasis River Alento tells the five environments more representative of Cilento. From Mediterranean scrub, wet area, prairies on the high seas to coastal zone up to the biodiversity typical of small [...]

Hydrobiology (biology)

Do we live in a clean environment? You can find out by calculating the Extended Biotic Index (EBI) .The activity allows you to analyze the water quality of the Oasis River Alento through the sampling on site and the [...]

Rocks and lands of Alento (geology)

The workshop provides a technical introduction about the different types of rocks and minerals and a practical time to observe the rocks present. By walking along the around the dam, you will identify minerals and rocks common in the area. [...]

Boat tour

Transported by solid boat you can enjoy and learn from the different components, natural and man-made, that characterize the landscape. The story of the history of the locality before and after the construction of the dam is the frame in [...]

Cells and tissues at microscope (biology)

By using microscopes we will highlight the main differences between a plant cell and an animal cell . The laboratory provides a technical presentation part, the observation of samples at microscope and final experiments by which you can identify the [...]

The laboratory of plants - New

The aim of the workshop is to browse the many strategies adopted by plants for their survival and to discern which are useful and harmful to humans. A trip in the plant kingdom through its mechanisms, smells and colors that [...]

Scientific-interactive laboratory about nutrition

In order to effectively contribute to food education, the Oasis River Alento intends to propose a workshop about nutrition that provides the basics information to children about food choices. The laboratory, in fact, doesn't aim to propose another "recipe" of [...]
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