Javier de la Villa Allbares, coordinator of LIFE RIBERMINE, participated in the “Master in Teaching in Secondary Education and Bachelor, Professional Training and Language Teaching – Specialty in Biology and Geology” (https://www.uclm.es/estudios/masteres/master-secundaria-fp-idiomas#), with a lesson based on the Project. This class, which took place on November the 25th, 6:00 pm, on the Toledo campus of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, was attended by 28 students (graduated in Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences and other related disciplines), who are preparing to join the teaching career.
These future teachers of Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) and Bacharelar, proved very interested in the possibilities that the Project offers, to make mining activities compatible in environmentally vulnerable places, enabling the rehabilitation of natural spaces and the increase of biodiversity. An interesting debate arose, contributing to a greater knowledge and dissemination of the Project and its methodologies, but also to enrich the Project itself with points of view from different areas of the environmental and biological sciences range.
As a multi and transdisciplinary Project, LIFE RIBERINE is a practical example of how it is possible and desirable to reconcile the restoration of mining areas with the conservation of nature, so that its dissemination through the educational community and transmission to the future generations are essential.