the Dolomites and their relationship with water
Secondary school classes throughout the Dolomites territory have from today until 31 October to apply to take part in the competition #FossilSeaChallenge by completing the subscription form here: Ita version – De version
Projects can be in a variety of forms, including videos, comic strips, itineraries, environmental monitoring etc. The important thing is that by working on these original research/dissemination projects, youngsters get a better understanding and appreciation of the Property which was designated a World Heritage Site due to its exceptional geological importance, as well as the extraordinary beauty of its landscape.
The #FossilSeaChallenge is organised by the Geology and Education and Scientific Research Networks of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation. The Autonomous Province of Trento is tasked with coordinating the two Operating Networks.
The aim of the #FossilSeaChallenge is to promote knowledge of the Dolomites World Heritage Site and this challenge is open to classes in secondary schools located in the UNESCO-designated area. It gives youngsters the chance to try their hand at creating small experimental, technical or scientific research projects or projects which teach about the geology of the Dolomites and their relationship with water. Water has been of prime importance throughout the history of the Dolomites up to modern day, determining the formation of the rocks, their diagenetic evolution, the shaping of the carbonate complexes and neighbouring valleys. It still plays a key role in the “skyline” of these mountains, which are known the world over and have been a World Heritage Site since 2009.
Download the competition rules and regulations: