Adelina Geyer, researcher at GEO3BCN-CSIC, and Llorenç Planagumà, consultant of the La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone and the Centre per a la Sostenibilitat Territorial, gave the online talk "What we know about the volcanoes of Girona?" to more than 800 students from 14 primary schools that participate in the "Green Schools" program of Girona region. The talk, which was given last 31 of May, was part of the cycle entitled "Environmental experiences showcase" ("Aparadors d'Experiències Ambientals") hosted during Nature's Week. A total of 46 groups of students attended online the talks given by Geyer and Plangumà focused on explaining the volcanic features and phenomena and the vulcanism of the Girona region. "There are not only volcanoes in la Garrotxa, but also there are volcanoes in the Empordà and Girona", said Llorenç Planagumà.
Adelina Geyer gave the first scheduled talk. It was a general introduction to vulcanism, explaining in an easily accessible language what is a volcano and how it works. Afterward, Planagumà explained in his talk the vulcanism of Girona showing the links between volcanic processes and their effect on the territory, such as the soil wealthiness or the resulting aquifers used to obtain water.
At the end of both talks, the two experts answered the questions asked by the students. Geyer and Planagumà had to answer more than 40 questions at the end of this online meeting.
The "Environmental experiences showcase" is celebrated coinciding with Nature's Week (from 24 May to 5 June). During these days, the 28 schools that participate in the "Green Schools" program, fostered in the Girona province by TOSCA environmental services, presented and showed the actions carried out during the academic course. Moreover, several outreach talks offered by environmental experts were scheduled to offer to students a wide view of the natural heritage and the need to look after and preserve it.
The "Environmental experiences showcase" is aimed at gathering the schools which are members of the Girona's Green Schools network to "show each other the actions and, above all, to share new ideas to make a more sustainable world.