In the face of the demand to extend the ages and with the desire to continue this extra-curricular school, we have decided to extend the age range from 1st to 6th grade of  elementary school and, taking advantage of the support of the company Batallé, that the price is 25 € / month. We also offer a proposal for Saturday morning activities.

The Emys Foundation is a non-profit organization in Riudarenes dedicated to the conservation of natural heritage, mainly in the Plana de la Selva, and especially in wetlands and with the pond turtle (Emys orbicularis, its scientific name).

During the year we carry out different activities related to environmental education (houses, work fields, activities for educational centers …). However, as a result of an environmental education project we want to start the extra-curricular School of Naturalists.

The main idea is to bring children closer to nature through the following objectives:

A personal connection with nature

A deep, close and complex knowledge of it

Action with responsible and appropriate decision-making to help reduce the impact of human beings on the environment

The School of Naturalists is intended for all those children who like Nature and / or want to learn more about everything around them.

It is a totally practical activity, designed to be outdoors (in the forest, in the countryside, on the river, …), regardless of the time of year, we will already inform you of the footwear and clothing that you need bring, in order to learn to observe, listen, differentiate … the seasons, plants, animals ….., …). All this we will do through different methodologies: experimentation, play, observation, study of natural processes, creativity, among others.

The entity will be in charge of all the necessary materials (salabrets, binoculars, butterfly heads, field guides, microscopes, etc.).

SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR EACH SCHOOL:

JOSEP BOADA RIUDARENES SCHOOL (RIUDARENES)

Days: Every Monday from September 30

Hours: 16:30 to 18:30

Maximum number of participants: 15 (accompanied by two environmental educators). The participants will be chosen in order of registration and payment of the first quarter.

Ages: Students between 1st and 6th grade

Price: € 25 / month (first quarter payment by transfer, second and third by direct debit) and there are 3 places totally free for those who are interested but need a scholarship (valuation according to social services report).

Venue: Espai Jove de Riudarenes, the educators will pick them up at the school and go together to the space.

Registration deadline: until the places are filled

More information at 972 16 49 57 or at mcasalprim@fundacioemys.org

SCHOOL OF THE ESTANYES (SILS)

Days: every Tuesday from October 1st

Hours: 16:30 to 18:30

Maximum number of participants: 15 (accompanied by two environmental educators). The participants will be chosen in order of registration and payment of the first quarter.

Ages: Students between 1st and 6th grade

Price: € 25 / month (first quarter payment by transfer, second and third by direct debit) and there are 3 places totally free for those who are interested but need a scholarship (valuation according to social services report).

Place: in the same school

Registration deadline: until the places are filled

More information at 972 16 49 57 or at mcasalprim@fundacioemys.org

See you there!!

With the support of the company Batallé, which subsidizes part of the activity for all children. And the Sils Institute.