An educational path on the theme of hydrobiology in which the class will be able to participate in a laboratory activity at the river, carrying out a scientific sampling in the watercourse with the aim of applying the analysis techniques directly in the field. The river laboratory deals with the monitoring of the ecological status of watercourses, focusing on biological indicators (benthic macroinvertebrates and diatoms) and on chemical indicators.
At the end of the activity, the students, through specific cards, will be able to assess the environmental status of the water course analyzed. For this activity a basic knowledge of chemistry and ecology is required. Special notes: when possible in spring you can access the river. For the sampling the students will have to wear rubber boots, rubber gloves and a possible replacement.
The excursion allows you to interpret the landscape with an investigative mode through sensorial stages, maps and historical sources, old photographs and more. Reflections will emerge on how and why the landscape has been shaped by man over time, on the risk elements present in it and on a correct management of the territory by man. A vegetational study of the environment will be carried out with guides and collection of specimens for the recognition of the species.