Deepening our roots in the natural world
The idea of this outing comes from the long-term collaboration between the Pyrenees National Park and an English language teacher who took part in September 2018 Europarc conference in Scotland with a pupil-made exhibition about the origins of the first American National Parks first displayed in Gavarnie Maison du Parc.
The outing is organised by a Pyrenees National Park ranger for twenty-eight volunteer 15-17 pupils of Jean Dupuy High School in Tarbes. The pupils have seen the wildlife documentary called “Les Pyrénées Secrètes” partly made by the ranger and learnt about Scottish naturalist John Muir in class.
The aim of the outing is to make the pupils know the natural heritage of their area by quietly observing animals and identifying trees and plants we will come across. The goal is also to strengthen the link between the pupils and biodiversity. Deepening the pupils’ roots in nature to give strength to their physical and mental health and start to create a long-lasting connection between them and the worldwide natural world…