Fieldwork has a great importance in fixing knowledge and acquiring skills and competences in Earth Sciences education; it also represents a starting point for the discovery of geodiversity and geoheritage. Educational activities in urban and suburban areas offer great opportunities and an unique training ground to recognize the role of different processes and landforms after the human reworking. Moreover, they favour interdisciplinary approaches, which evidence the relationship among geological and geomorphological processes, human activities and culture. Here two different experiences in the Milan (Italy) urban and suburban areas are proposed, to highlight the importance of open-air laboratory for students and future teachers: i) an itinerary in the inner city to classify lithologies used for buildings and street floors in order to recognize not only geological elements but also the role of geology within human history and life, the materials provenance areas in the framework of Alps geology and water ways used to move them, and ii) a “hydrological” itinerary, from Milan city to the Chiaravalle Abbey and the nearby village, to approach present and past characteristics of fluvial geomorphology and its link with surface- and ground-waters.

Urban geoheritage as a resource for Earth Sciences education : examples from Milan metropolitan area / M. Pelfini, I. Bollati, M. Giudici, T. Pedrazzini, M. Sturani, M. Zucali. - In: RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA. - ISSN 2035-8008. - 45(2018 Jul), pp. 83-88. [10.3301/ROL.2018.33]

Urban geoheritage as a resource for Earth Sciences education : examples from Milan metropolitan area

M. Pelfini
Primo
;
I. Bollati
Secondo
;
M. Giudici
;
M. Sturani
Penultimo
;
M. Zucali
Ultimo
2018

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Fieldwork has a great importance in fixing knowledge and acquiring skills and competences in Earth Sciences education; it also represents a starting point for the discovery of geodiversity and geoheritage. Educational activities in urban and suburban areas offer great opportunities and an unique training ground to recognize the role of different processes and landforms after the human reworking. Moreover, they favour interdisciplinary approaches, which evidence the relationship among geological and geomorphological processes, human activities and culture. Here two different experiences in the Milan (Italy) urban and suburban areas are proposed, to highlight the importance of open-air laboratory for students and future teachers: i) an itinerary in the inner city to classify lithologies used for buildings and street floors in order to recognize not only geological elements but also the role of geology within human history and life, the materials provenance areas in the framework of Alps geology and water ways used to move them, and ii) a “hydrological” itinerary, from Milan city to the Chiaravalle Abbey and the nearby village, to approach present and past characteristics of fluvial geomorphology and its link with surface- and ground-waters.
field activities; Earth Sciences education; urban geomorphology; hydrology; geodiversity; geoheritage
Settore GEO/04 - Geografia Fisica e Geomorfologia
Settore GEO/12 - Oceanografia e Fisica dell'Atmosfera
Settore GEO/03 - Geologia Strutturale
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