Educational workshops and school trip

Our proposals for school trip to Sardinia

Educational workshops and school trip

The P.AR.C. and the Civic Museum of the Giara Horse offer an extensive list of educational workshops and proposals for educational trips. The proposals are designed and organized to best manage a school trip. School trips can be half-day or full-day trips. Lunch can be packed, brought from home or prepared by local licensed operators, otherwise you can choose to have lunch at the on-site agriturismo, Cuaddus e Tellas.

All educational workshops are adapted to the order and grade of the school. Proposals for school trips can be made in a few hours, one morning or afternoon, or for a full day, or even, for several days by staying overnight on site.

Among the most popular activities we have the PaleoLab, a laboratory for the paleontology and geology of Sardinia. ArcheoLab, archaeology workshop to discover the mysteries of the Santu Antine Nuragic well, workshops on clay and textile artifacts. In addition, the museum, offers educational activities on recycling and environmental education. The ideal conclusion to the day is a walk to Giara Park to discover the unique flora and fauna of the plateau.

Typical day for school field trip

Usually arrival is set for early morning, around 9:30/10:00 am. After a short snack, the activities begin. The educational workshops always include a theoretical part, modulated according to the age of the children, followed by the practical part. In all educational workshops, special attention is given to the practical part. Simulating the work of a paleontologist or archaeologist using the necessary instrumentation for preparing and cleaning fossils or creating clay artifacts are key moments of the educational workshops. In environmental education, outdoor activities are preferred, at the Giara Park, with curious riddles to discover nature. Recycling is another important topic for the Museum’s educational programming. Educational recycling workshops include the creation of recycled paper and many games to manage recycling collection. At the end of the morning, around 1 p.m. we stop for lunch break. Packed lunches can be arranged by our trusted staff members who offer stuffed sandwiches, always including water and fruit. Another option is a farm-to-table, quick, full-meal lunch. In the early afternoon, as soon as the meal is over, educational activities are resumed. You can continue with a walk to the Giara Park, a visit to one of our museums or a second educational workshop. The school trip ends around 5 p.m. Of course if there are different needs the activities can continue until late in the evening. Contact us for more information or to get the new school catalog with all the proposals and prices!

Educational workshops in detail

PaleoLab - Laboratory on fossils

The goal of PaleoLabs is to introduce children to paleontology, stimulating their curiosity with an active and dynamic approach. Children and young people delve into the geological history of Sardinia, particularly that involving the Miocene (23-5 million years) and the Genoni area (Duidduru Geopaleosite). They will learn the technique of cleaning fossils, thus learning about the importance of the paleontologist's work and fossils. Through games, hammers, glues, chisels, and a real micro-chisel complex and seemingly boring topics are transformed into important and fun educational journey.

ArcheoLab - Laboratory of Archaeology

The workshop aims to uncover the technique used by Nuragic peoples to build bronze statues. The short theoretical part on Nuragic peoples is presented in the archaeological section of the P.AR.C. Soon after, theory turns into practice. We move on to the large workshop where a copy of a figurine is created with suitable materials.

PaperCycling and RecyclingOléOlé

PaperCycle Waste management is an agenda issue in every part of the world. It is absolutely essential to raise awareness of this situation among young people. Our workshop is a way to come in contact with recycling, its potential through play and creativity. Children and young people learn how paper can be recycled, how important it is to do so, and especially how simple it is. The workshop can be carried out in one day, but a more structured course of several meetings can also be organized, like the one carried out with the Laconi Comprehensive Institute - See the project RecycleOléOlé That's all we talk about now, recycling collection, recycling, energy conservation, etc etc. (Doing separate waste collection enables us to achieve important results, saving raw materials and consequently valuable resources. Limiting the amount of waste to landfill as much as possible and lowering disposal costs). How and why to do it can be learned through play. With the help of a variety of materials, we can create a pleasing discourse on why recycling is necessary. The trail is suitable for different age groups with different levels of difficulty.

Environmental education on the Giara

Let's turn the Giara into an open-air classroom to become familiar with nature, recognize through scents, touch and play the environments, landscapes. Listening to the voice, the whispers. Know its character, creative power, colors. Learning respect for its value. These are some of the goals of the environmental education projects we offer to schools. Biodiversity for the little ones The Giara with its countless species and subspecies gives us plenty of material to talk about biodiversity and its importance to humans and the environment. The didactics designed for this training course wants the children to be protagonists, through the group and by enjoying play as an experiential training methodology.

Pots and Carpets

In the evocative halls of the Civic Museum of the Giara Horse set up in an old Campidanese house we go to create the objects of the past necessary for the organization of life and the management of the house. The workshop includes, a visit to the old house and then the creation or decoration of an earthenware dish or the making of a small tapestry at the loom.

Little paleontologist and archaeologist's summer camps

Distance Learning Laboratories

For a School Field Trip and Virtual Learning Lab.

PARC's museum educational tours for schools and families are also virtual. We propose for schools a comprehensive training course with the help of a video guided tour of the museum and various games to reinforce learning of the topics covered. In addition, for real little paleontologists we offer a proposal complete with everything needed to make the little paleontologist's educational laboratory. Educational workshop for families: the educational activity can also be carried out at home. In addition, several children can do the workshop together, for example for a birthday party, or each at their own home. Materials for the online PaleoLab teaching lab:

  • Video tour and museum guide
  • Learning materials and games
  • Little paleontologist's kit for each child
  • Phone or chat support during the workshop (about 2h)
  • Content usable on various distance learning platforms

Summary of costs of educational workshops

Half day

Morning or afternoon
8,5 about 3h
  • Includes educational workshop
  • or hike on the Giara

Full day

All day
12,5 About 7 to 8 hours
  • Includes educational workshop
  • Hike on the Giara
Best seller

Farmhouse Lunch

Child-friendly menu
12,5 all inclusive
  • Pasta|cotoletta|contorno|dessert
  • Water and coffee

Packed lunch

Quick and easy
7 all inclusive
  • Stuffed sandwich
  • Fruit and water


Frequently asked questions

Yes, by reservation, workshops can be held every day of the year.

Absolutely. However, we suggest workshops on recycling for younger children and workshops on paleontology and archaeology for older children.

Yes, souvenirs suitable for children can be purchased.

The educational workshop lasts about 2 hours, the farm lunch about 2 hours, and the walk about 2 hours as well. Usually schools arrive at 10 a.m. and end activities around 5 p.m.
Schedules are adapted to the needs of the school.

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