“Geodynamics and Ecology of the Coast – “Mãos na Massa” in Ria Formosa” brought, between the 22nd and 25th of February, 25 undergraduate and master’s students from the School of Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal and the Faculty of Sciences of the University from Lisbon to Tavira.
The young people were received at the Centro de Ciência Viva in Tavira, where the theoretical part of the training took place. Three days of field and laboratory activities followed, where students had the opportunity to get their “hands on” in the natural environment of the Ria Formosa.
Practical activities included the observation, sampling and characterization of the salt marshes, dunes and beach environments of the barrier island, from the point of view of geology and ecology in the area adjacent to the IPMA Tavira Station.
The training action had the collaboration of professors from the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and researchers and technicians from the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere.
The training course was carried out under the EDUCOAST project, funded by EEA Grants, and aims to promote nature-based education in the area of marine and coastal geosciences.