Schools will be able to carry out the virtual visit, a necessary alternative in these times, both in the classroom as a group, and at home.
The educational programme of the Maresme Waste Consortium shows the processes and functioning of waste management, inviting the visitor to reflect from an environmental perspective.
The environmental education programme ‘Un Volt als Residus’, which has been running since 2013, aims to inform, raise awareness and promote understanding of the role of waste management and the transition to a change of model based on the circular economy. It also highlights collective and individual responsibilities, showing the processes and operation of the waste treatment and energy recovery plants of the Maresme Waste Centre. It does so from an environmental perspective, from which visitors and workshop participants are urged to reflect on responsible consumption and the need to adopt a commitment to action in the management and treatment of the waste they generate.
Turning waste around
A guided tour where you can see first-hand how the plant works and the different processes that are carried out. The visit includes an environmental classroom, several explanatory totems, a green sphere with audio-visuals, and even a 4D waste simulator. An authentic journey through waste.
But that’s not all: the guided tour and all the experiences offered by ‘Un Volt als Residus’ can be complemented with workshops and preparatory activities. These workshops vary according to the school level of the pupils, and are offered directly to the schools by the educators of the Maresme Waste Consortium.
A new type of virtual visit
Following the pandemic and after a pilot test at the end of the first lockdown, the programme ‘Un Volt als Residus’ is now also presented in the form of a virtual visit. In it, students enter the world of the Maresme Waste Centre through an audio-visual presentation where, without leaving the classroom, they can immerse themselves in the world of waste treatment. The visit is made dynamic through a didactic presentation using the eLearning tool ‘Genially’, and an interactive programme where pupils can put forward their ideas and reflections through play.
The virtual visit, which has emerged as a necessary tool these days, has been expressly designed for schools and can be carried out both in the classroom as a group and at home, where each pupil connects from a mobile device. The aim is to be able to transmit the same learning and teaching experiences through the virtual world.
This new type of visit seeks to complement and diversify the educational offer provided by the Maresme Waste Consortium. Despite this, it should be noted that the on-site visits and workshops are still on-going, and that work is currently underway to offer new features for the next school year.