Lagos students went out to sea to learn more about rocks

Activity involved 220 students from the 2nd and 3rd cycle

Students from the 2nd and 3rd cycle of public schools in Lagos lived an adventure at sea and learned more about rocks, during boat trips that were organized by the Lacobrigense Chamber.

In the activity “An adventure at sea – the secrets of the rocks”, which took place over a week, 220 students, accompanied by 21 teachers, had the opportunity to learn about the geodiversity of the coastal area of ​​Lagos and understand the importance of its protection and appreciation.

The initiative resulted from a partnership between the municipality of Lagos, Discover Tours and the Centro Ciência Viva de Lagos, and included a class on board a catamaran, given by two geologists from the Lagos CCV.

The trip started at Marina de Lagos, heading to Rocha Negra, in Praia da Luz. Along the way, «explanations were given to the students about the main types of rocks, the rock cycle, their geological age and the description of the beaches, caves and iconic rocky reliefs of the coast», according to the Câmara de Lagos.

The activity aimed to «provide quality time, associating leisure and education and guaranteeing the school community the same opportunities to access unique activities in the region».

This activity also intends to meet the theme of the 2023 Blue Flag Program – “Geodiversity, do you know where you spread your towel?”.