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 Discovering Nature 1st /8th of April 2017

On April the 1st  all delegations arrived  Discovering nature in the city,visiting the old town

On April the 3rd 2017  we met at– Salone degli Affreschi  in Bari University . To the meeting  in this first day participated also some experts: Alma Sinibaldi –  Journalist A.B.A.P (Association of Apulian Biologists Environmentalists) Professor Giuseppe Pirlo – Managing representative of Bari University for Digital Agenda and Smart City Professor Marco Lacarra  –  Councillor  of Apulia Region, Professor Michelangelo Cavone –Councillor of Bari MunicipalityMario Bosco – Headmaster of the Volta Institute gave his welcome to the the guests and presented the study done about the module Nature.There was even a discussion about Biodiversity in the Urban Park of Lama Balice between protection and enhancement: the BASE Project. with  Elvira Tarsitano – Bari University – Dept. Veterinary Medicine about Feeding the Future - Creating Momentum: C.A.N.A.P.A.     and the professor Marcello Colao – A.B.A.P.  all the International delegates: teachers  and students organised the Exhibition of the work done by students

 We enjoyed   Lunch with (Panzerotti sulla muraglia ) Panzerotti  on the walls of the old town, lab learn how to make panzerotti.Students Met Virtually Lucretius  and showed manifestoes that they had prepared. The manifestos were part of a UDA (Learning Unit) that uses a didactic laboratory methodology. The purpose of the Uda  is not only the learning of Latin language and literature but even the development of the 8 competences enunciated by the European Commission and resumed in almost all national school systems through a workshop aimed at organizing the Erasmus + meeting in Bari on "Save Our resources "and specifically the" resources "nature and culture.

The lab, in the didactics of the "Volta" officially recognized School in Bari, is the core activity of the  School / Work and is therefore one of the fundamental teaching methodologies.But why Lucretius and De Rerum?Because it is one book of the Latin literature and because it illustrates Epicurean philosophical theory with its consequences on man's life and nature in general. And furthermore because, being a didactic poem it is in itself an "educational" one but above all because it is adapted to the needs of the project and can be used to a modern read-out. In fact it alludes to an "atomistic" theory,  to the evolutionism, to the criticism of religious extremism and superstition, to the freedom of thought, and so many other modern scientific and humanistic acquisitions.The laboratory has developed in several steps involving teachers of all disciplines:1st Identification of the themes of interest of the 6 books of which the poem is composed: it has involved different subjects Latin, Italian, philosophy,2nd looking for 6 significant lines in Latin, one by chapter.3rd Translation of the sentences in English4th Identifying possibleconnections to art, science, religion, history, philosophy, etc.5th looking for 2 images, photos or pictures of famous authors, of which the first linked to the lines of the poem and the second to the later epochs depending on the themes concerned6th Drawing / design of 6 posters one by chapter of the poemSometimes, some sentences have been added to explain the correlations7th Talk show consisted of 6 meetings between Lucretius and one the characters or the authors   of the drawing that discuss each other, sometimes even in an ironically way (even irony is taught). 2 or 3 lines for each. In English.The Students played  different roles so as to involve them in the conclusions.

  What about Nature around   Europe? there was Video presentations of the 5 partners of the project  the Song of the meeting has been hearth song sang by M. Jackeson   we had an  Opera Concert then the students made the   Report of the Activities they worked in  international group Romanian-Spanish. We enjoyed Dinner  at Vino e cucina restaurant the old town to taste the typical traditional barese food. On the 4th Aprile 2017 – Salone degli Affreschi

there was the second working day of the meeting  even some experts participated :Alma Sinibaldi –A.B.A.P. journalist and professor Giuseppe Pirlo – Managing Representative of the University of Bari for Digital Agenda and Smart City Participated At 9.15-12.00  there were Educational workshops: Art, Philosophy, Chemistry, Digital education, International folk calendar, Trivial game, Goose game.

12.00-13.00 Students’ group organized the Europe Day to be  held on 9th of May to celebrate peace and unity in Europe we enjoyed  Lunch at the restaurant mama puglia From 15.00- to 17,30  the Educational workshops: Art, Philosophy, Chemistry, Digital education, International folk calendar, Trivial game, Goose game continued with  Titus Lucretius: presentation of materials18.30 Disassembling the exhibition and Report of the activities (international group Lithuanian – Italian)

On the 5th April 2017 – we met at Centro Polifunzionale Studenti  room , close to the university. Some experts even participated:Alma Sinibaldi –A.B.A.P. journalist the professor Giuseppe Pirlo – Managing Representative of the Bari University for Digital Agenda and Smart City participated to the session. At 9.15 Tim Gockel  –  Project Coordinatorfrom Städt Humboldt-Gymnasium Cologne Germany- Presented  the project "Save our resources"  Mariella Fanizza Presented the works made by the students and teachers about the  Module "Nature and Biodiversity" Juan Carlos Juarez Granados –   Erasmus   coordinator of the IES EL PALMERAL Vera SP Presented the Module "Culture and Cultural Heritage”We  discussed about "The Green in the City". In this session Carla Tedesco  –  Town planning Assessor from Bari Municipality even participated .Certificates and Prizes were  Distributed. In the afternoon  in A Volta school we Celebrated  Europe, enjoying folk Apulian dances and an  International party tasting European, International food.( The students prepared the report of activities international group Romanian – German) On the  6th  April we went  to visit the salt fields in  Margherita di Savoia the students worked in labs and visied the salt fields .After a lunch in the restaurant by the sea in Margherita we went to visit Trani  and the white cathedral by the sea, the Svebian castle, and we tasted the famous Italian ice cream.the students prepared a report of the activities  (international group Spanish Lithuanian) On the 7th April we met  at 8 to go to Polignano a mare  to see the erosion of the sea, the caves, walking by the sea front  we visited an interesting exhibition of the contemporary art museum Pino Pascali , a museum set in the nature by the sea. At 12 we visited the Masseria dei monelli a biodiverse fattoria , and students and teachers made a lab how to make cavatelli (hand-made pasta)  and we tasted traditional Italian barese food, we enjoyed the natural garden. Then we visited Monopoli the old town the castle and we enjoyed the famous Italian coffee and ice cream.On the 8th April all  the delegations left.