This course takes us to the places of greatest interest for the observation of nature near Granada. In a relaxed way we will walk among these places unraveling their mysteries and little secrets. It is a relaxed and practical course facilitated by a local expert guide with which we will learn the curiosities of the local fauna and flora as well as to observe with another look our surroundings.
Granada has a rich and varied natural environment. The Natural and National Park of Sierra Nevada, the Natural Park of the Sierra de Huetor, Sierra Elvira or the water caves in Sierra Arana, are just some of the destinations near the capital that we can visit depending on the time of year and the preference of the group. The high peaks of the Sierra Nevada, the caves and geological formations of Sierra Elvira, or the Padul Lagoons are places with completely different ecosystems, with their own charm. During this course we learn its peculiarities and marvel at its mysteries.
“From the amazement of nature we want to recover that passion that is born from observation and knowledge. For knowing our environment we will feel its value and generate the necessary awareness to preserve it.”
This week-long course includes 6 nights accommodation and half board, 15 hours of nature interpretation course, four cultural activities to choose from from our wide range and an intensive workshop.
Day 1: (Class in classroom. 2 hours)
“Ecological relations in the landscape”
Presentation of the course, material distribution.
General Concepts of Ecology: (Biotope/Biocenosis, Native/Alloctone, Endemisms… R & K Strategists… Inter- and intra-specific relationships
Day 2: (Class in classroom. 2 hours)
“Bases for interpretation of nature”
Biogeography, geomorphology, life history
Entomology, herpetofauna and ornithology… the little people around us in nature…
Day 3: (Departure to nature: Sierra Elvira. 4 hours)
“Entomology and Indirect Trace Workshop”
Observation and study of the world of insects
Indirect Trail Workshop
Day 4: (Departure to nature: Padul Lagoons. 4 hours)
“Bird watching workshop and interpretation of aquatic ecosystems”
Itinerary interpreted by the lagoon
Day 5: (Departure to nature: Natural Park of the Sierra de Huétor. 4 hours)
“Workshop on river ecology, aquatic macroinvertebrates— bioindicators… Etc
Bioindicators and river dynamics
Cultural activities (choose 4)
Private guided tour of the Alhambra, with tickets included.
Private visit to the neighborhoods of Albayzín and Sacromonte
Private visit to the romantic viewpoints of Granada.
Nature Interpretation Route and Workshop (Private Tour)
Urban Art Route: works of El Niño de las Pinturas (Private Tour)
Visit the Carmen de los Mártires, Mecca of Romanticism in Granada (Private Visit)
Urban Photography Workshop (Private Tour)
Private visit to the Realejo district and tasting of craft beers or local wines
Intensive workshop (choose 1)
Private ornithology workshop
Private flamenco art and dance workshop
Private Workshop of Spanish Cuisine
Private Grenadine Ceramic Workshop