AA Excursion to Harmanec cave26 mai 2022
4th grade students visited the Harmanecká Cave, located in the Harmanec Valley, in the southern part of Veľká Fatra. A serpentine pathway ascends to the cave 260 m uphill and is 1,420m long. The walking to the entrance of the cave took us about 40 minutes. The total length of the cave is 3,123 m, of which 1,020 m is the show path open for visitors. Air temperature in the cave ranges between 5,8°C and 6,4°C. They were accompanied in the cave by a nice guide, who informed them at the beginning that these spaces were discovered in 1932 and opened to the public in 1950. However, at the beginning, she did not tell the children how many stairs to climb. During the walk pupils stopped at individual stations, where the students learned various interesting things, for example, that each drop is called stalagnates, stalactites and stalagmites, that it is known for the occurrence of white soft sinter. During the trip through the cave, she alerted the pupils to the stalagmite stones, which resembled Ľudovít Štúr, Bojnice Castle, famous American towers and various animals. They were surprised that there are about 11 species of bats living there. At the exit of the cave, she told the children that they had climbed up to 1,040 steps. They bought magnets, promotional materials and other small items in a small shop. They really liked this excursion and learned a lot outside the classroom again.