Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 62/2024

Tips for new educational experiences in the secondary school based on outdoor activities and 3D modelling of rock outcrops equipped for climbing

Irene Bollati1, Anna Masseroli1, Cristina Scandiuzzi2, Gianluca Tronti1, Michele Zucali1 & Manuela Pelfini1
1Earth Sciences Department "A. Desio", Università degli Studi di Milano.
2Istituto Comprensivo Carlo Fontana, Via F.lli Caprotti, 4, 20013, Magenta, Italy.
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Volume: 62/2024
Pages: 35-44


Geosciences education strategies in secondary schools are moving attention towards outdoor activities for the strong link with Geosciences, and because favouring health and wellness. Moreover, multimedia tools are also becoming popular since they are captivating for the young generation and allow to visit remote places when moving is forbidden or limited. A workflow for teachers, developed in the framework of the UNESCO IGCP 714-3GEO Project, Geoclimbing and Geotrekking in Geoparks, is herein presented, combining the use of geoclimbing and geotrekking with 3D virtual models created at different spatial scales. At this aim, we used a selection of rock cliffs located in the Verbano- Cusio-Ossola Province (Northern Italy), equipped for climbing, and connected to significant trekking paths, to develop 3D virtual models and to plan geoclimbing and geotrekking activities for schools. The complete workflow is discussed, highlighting criticisms and advantages.


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