Tutors: Patricia M. Rodríguez-González (Ulisboa), Pablo Ramil (USC), Collen Fugate (USC student delegate).
The restoration of the As Pontes mine has been one of the major environmental challenges in Europe.
The restored space of As Pontes covers, on the one hand, the hole of the farm (15 km2 and 400 m deep), which is currently a lake with waters suitable for recreational activities. And, on the other, a large mine tailing (15 km2 and 200 m high), which was restored to favor the evolution of different ecosystems (forest plantations, shrublands and wetlands).
An educational route has been designed to observe, debate and investigate the characteristics and functioning of the new ecosystems established after the restoration, and even to visualize different animal and vegetable species of a certain natural value.
During the visit the educational materials developed will be discussed and the practical activities that have been designed to understand the evolution of biodiversity will be discussed.