The 56th National Training Course for Teachers, promoted by the CAI-Italian Alpine Club on the theme of ‘Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site—A Tale of Landscapes, People and Rocks’, will be held in Dobbiaco from 8 to 12 February.
Learning about Heritage
to explain it to young people
The initiative is being organised by the Alto Adige Regional Group of the CAI, the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation, the Tre Cime Natural Park and the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park, and the chosen location will facilitate immersion into the landscapes and geology of the two Parks involved, as well as the Pusteria valley. In addition to classroom lessons at the Grand Hotel Dobbiaco, teachers will also be guided in reading the landscape directly in the environment, with guided excursions that will touch on the Monte Croce Comelico Pass, the Fiscalina valley, the Prato Piazza plateau, the high Pusteria valley, the Tre Cime Nature Park, the Fanes-Sennes-Braies Natural Park and the historic centres of the Pusteria valley in addition to Dobbiaco, as well as San Candido with its Collegiate Church, Sesto di Pusteria with its memories of the Great War, and Monguelfo with its ancient castle as well as the smaller valleys.
Training the trainers
Teachers will have an opportunity to increase their competence and awareness of the World Heritage Site, from a geological, geomorphological, landscape and anthropic perspective, thanks to the presence of numerous experts, including three members of the Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation—anthropologist Annibale Salsa (president of the Trentino School of Management and former president of the CAI), Mauro Pascolini (professor of geography at the University of Udine), Piero Gianolla (geologist at the University of Ferrara), as well as UNESCO director Mara Nemela, geologist Volkmar Mair (Director of the Geology Office of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano), Anna Mazzoni (Mountain Leader), geologists Daniel and Tiziano Abbà, Valter Carbone (consultant in the area of Sciences and Environmental Education for Italian-language schools in the province of Bolzano) and Virna Bussadori (Nature, Landscape and Regional Development Division of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano).