The project takes advantage of the benefits offered by non-formal education and collaborative learning techniques to experience, implement and develop outdoor education activities to be applied in the education of young people.
We will experiment language learning techniques, treasure hunts, heritage interpretation games, volunteering and environmental leisure activities to teach the importance of local heritage, and activities that raise awareness about the fragility and protection of the environment.
Nature is something all culture and countries share. We analize cultural integration using nature as a connecting element. The topic of the outdoor education will be related to cultural and natural heritage and social inclusion.
Here you can find the information about the program of the training. If you have further questions do not hesitate to contact us.
Dates: 6th – 12nd November 2023
*Note: Food and accommodation will be provided only during the training days
Location: Tenerife – Canary Islands – Spain
Nature Treasure Hunt
Stargazing in the Teide National Park
Gamified Beach Cleaning
Language learning techniques
Activities with local youngsters
Techniques for creating outdoor education activities
Development of prototype activities
Organizers & Trainers
Total participants: 27
Note: a bond fee of 35€ is required. The total amount will be donated to a local NGO, (to be chosen from participants), in order to sustain the local development of the island, and leave a positive footprint. For a more sustainable and commited training.
In case this issue is a limitation for participation do not hesitate to contact us and we will deal with the special cases.
The training will be developed mainly outside in the natural landscape of the island of Tenerife. For the indoor activities we will use the conference room of the Youth Hostel in Guia de Isora.
We will be based at Youth Hostel at Guía de Isora, a small village in the countryside of Tenerife, with all services, and very well located to move to the coast or the mountains. We will stay in double or triple rooms; the hostel includes a kitchen, an activity room and a dining room. The hostel is equipped with internet connection.
We will provide bed linen, pillow and blanckets, but remember to bring your own towels.
As it is a youth center, it is strictly not allowed to drink alcohol, or smoke at any place of the hostel area.
We have chosen this place because of the active youth policity of the city, and because of its strategic location, which will allow us to discover the beautiful corners of Tenerife. The surrounding area is popular for hiking, visiting local beaches. We would love you to have a great time during the training as well as during your free time. We hope you will learn a lot, get to know local culture and make new friends. As someone once said «The place does not matter, what really matters is people and the unique experiences they share with each other».
Check out this video if you want to know more about the hostel:
The food provided will be vegetarian with vegan option if necessary. We will have a cook specialized in vegetarian/vegan cousine.
What To Bring:
Here there is a list of suggestions to bring with you. Keep in mind that the weather in Tenerife can change rapidly. Sometimes it’s warm and sunny, sometimes can be chilly and rainy. We will also perform activities in high mountain (>2000 m altitude), where temperature can be pretty low.
- Towels – both for the beach and for the accommodation (not provided)
- Light rain jacket
- Hiking shoes, small backpack
- Refillable water bottle
- Some warm clothes for the evening (and for the Teide excursion – temperature can be as low as 5°C)
- Head torch
- Hygiene products (soap, deodorant, toothbrush & toothpaste, brush, etc)
The main bus company in Tenerife is called TITSA (https://titsa.com/index.php/
Our meeting point will be Adeje bus station, in the south part of the island.
- If you arrive at the Southern Airport, the bus to go to Adeje bus station is the number 40. It leaves more or less every 30 minutes. (https://www.titsa.com/index.php/tus-guaguas/lineas-y-horarios/linea-40). For night runs, bus is number 711 (https://www.titsa.com/index.php/tus-guaguas/lineas-y-horarios/linea-711)
- If you arrive at the Northern Airport, there is no direct bus to Adeje. You will have to take the bus to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital city (number 20). It leaves more or less every 30 minutes (https://www.titsa.com/index.php/tus-guaguas/lineas-y-horarios/linea-20). Then, from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Adeje bus station you can take bus number 110 (https://www.titsa.com/index.php/tus-guaguas/lineas-y-horarios/linea-110), leaving every 30 minutes more or less.
If you have more questions do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or on WhatsApp/Telegram at +34 640790875 (Gaia) or +39 3335035368 (Ale).
Outdoor gamified activities
The “Paths of Learning” Erasmus+ project aimed at explore and providing new techniques in outdoor education to increase the participation of young people on environmental, cultural and inclusive activities. During the training, we applied outdoor education techniques to develop and test different outdoor activity prototypes, which we tested during the training to identify strenghts, what to improve, and experience how to whole creative process works.
Your time to play
You can find the complete description of the activities, with tips and suggestions, in the following document. We invite you to use these activities as an inspiration for youth education activities, to adapt them to your environment and your necessities, and to… Play and have fun!
Click here to download the file with the games.
Pictures of the Training
Online and in-person gamified activities
Here you can find the links to the games we presented during the training. Both games have an online and in-person version. They have been developed as educational games to discover the culture of Tenerife. Just click on the game name, and start play!
The NGO Desaplatánate – Alternative and Sustainable Tourism in Canary Islands is a non-profit organization with the objective to foster the development of an alternative, social and sustainable touristic model that improves the general living conditions of the local population, and that guarantees respect for nature and the cultural values of the local community.
Therefore, we promote the mobilization of social networks through the facilitation of touristic activities and leisure which are accessible to everybody. The main principle is to maximize the benefits of tourism within the Canarian society, encouraging the inclusion of the society in the tourism branch, and supporting activities that improve the employability of the local population.
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