IT22 CMST Guided tour of the mount Etna27 févr. 2022
After the theoretical information and workshop in school on a previous day, we had an educational and geographical excursion to the Mount Etna with a guide. We learned that it is the highest volcano in Europe with 3357 m above sea level. We learned about the parts of the volcano, its history and activity in the past , which had a great impact on people living in the area. Volcano and earthquake destroyed the city Nicolosi and Zafferana and villages in the past. The last big eruption was in 1992. We walked in the Crater Silveri where we could observe different colours of lava rocks and the guide explained us the origin of the rocks. Some of the big rocks are called lava bombs. We could see a small eruption on our arrival and also 2 others when we were leaving the mount. We could see 400 small craters around the mount and also difference in landscape in northern and southern part of the mount. Etna is covered with snow most of the year.
Pupils learned a lot during this excursion. They asked a lot of questions and the guide was ready to answer them all. The life experience was hundred times better than learning in the classroom.