Geography Fieldwork Itinerary Example (Ages 14-16)
(a) Characteristics of the Barcelona inner-city area:
continuity and change.
(b) Inner-City redevelopment: Olympic Village & Port.
(c) The origins of Barcelona.
Garrotxa Volcanic Park
(a) Identify & interpret the main natural and human
features of the landscape; the effects of volcanic activity upon the natural and
(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.
The impact of Gaudi upon Barcelona, including:
(a) Sagrada Familia (Cathedral);
(b) La Pedrera (architecture);
(c) Parc GŁell.
(a) Identification of the former fishing village 'core';
(b) Tourist function; impact of tourism.
Delta de l'Ebre
(a) Delta formation
(b) Rice - field ecosystem
Other Delta Options:
- River boat trip
- Settlement locations e.g. river meander location (Flix)
- Decenso de Barrancos (descending gorges and waterfalls with the Turisport
- a guided tour of the Delta by bicycle