Geography Fieldwork Itinerary Example (Ages 11-13)
|Monday||Barcelona||(a) Characteristics of the Barcelona
inner-city area: continuity and change.
(b) Inner-City redevelopment: Olympic Village & Port.
(c) The origins of Barcelona.
|Tuesday||Garrotxa Volcanic Park||(a) Identify & interpret the main
natural and human features of the landscape; the effects of volcanic activity
upon the natural and human landscape.
(b) Identify and classify the different types of volcanic rocks.
(c) Form hypotheses about the formation of a volcano from evidence collected.
Students will visit the inside of a volcano, examine a volcano restoration scheme, and visit the large crater of the Santa Margarida cone.
(Riera de las Gorgues)
|(a) Examine a succession of
spectacular waterfalls, gorges and rapids and form hypotheses regarding the
processes leading to their formation.
(b) A river study from source to mouth, including changing spring locations, river erosion features (e.g. cut-off meanders), river deposition features, use of the river for energy, canalisation, and water treatment.
|Thursday||Barcelona (morning)||The impact of Gaudi upon Barcelona,
(a) Sagrada Familia (Cathedral);
(b) La Pedrera (architecture);
(c) Parc Güell.
|Sitges (afternoon)||(a) Identification of the former fishing
(b) Tourist function; impact of tourism.
|Friday||Delta de l'Ebre||
(a) Delta formation
Port Aventura Theme Park