EDUCATIONAL FARM

Over the years, the efforts made, in order to improve the image of ‘the fisherman’ and the valuable work he has done ever since for our economy, have been continuously boosted and renewed. The latest initiative in this aspect has been to create an Environmental Education Project that saw its launch in 2008, and which led to the realisation of an ‘Educational Farm’. The goal of this program is to convey a message of awareness about the sea, fishing and marine life in general.

This ‘message of life’ is addressed to the younger and future generations. The idea behind the initiative is to create a union between fishing and respect for the environment with a very specific rule:

“Preserving  the ecosystem through knowledge of the territory and its production companies”.

This initiative is therefore mainly aimed at schools, of all kinds, and aims to enhance the environment of the Tortolì Lagoon, the activities that take place there and the products that are the result of these activities.
With this initiative, the Tortoli Fishermen Cooperative renews its commitment each and every year and indiscriminately offers, to all schools on  Italian territory,  the opportunity to actively participate in the original project:

“A CLASSROOM IN THE LAGOON”.

Below you will find a brief summary of the activities on a typical day at the educational farm.

 

This ‘message of life’ is addressed to the younger and future generations. The idea behind the initiative is to create a union between fishing and respect for the environment with a very specific rule:

“Preserving  the ecosystem through knowledge of the territory and its production companies”.

This initiative is therefore mainly aimed at schools, of all kinds, and aims to enhance the environment of the Tortolì Lagoon, the activities that take place there and the products that are the result of these activities.
With this initiative, the Tortoli Fishermen Cooperative renews its commitment each and every year and indiscriminately offers, to all schools on  Italian territory,  the opportunity to actively participate in the original project:

“A CLASSROOM IN THE LAGOON”.

Below you will find a brief summary of the activities on a typical day at the educational farm.

 

Reception opens around 09:00/09:30

Fishing in the ponds of the catching installations (from October to January). The students will put on their diving suits and enter the catching facilities where they will fish.

Fishing in the breeding cages (February to June). Students will watch fishing in the breeding tanks.

Selection of the catch. Students will sort the fish that has been caught by species and size.

Processing of Oysters. IThe students will put on diving suits and enter the water to regulate the growth of the oyster outer-shell and select the clams.

Transformation of the catch. Students will be equipped with a mask, cap, gloves and apron and will try to make our famous fish croquettes.

Lunch break with Food Education course to be agreed upon(12: 00/13: 00/13: 30)

Processing of Mussels. Students will perform the practice of shelling and tubing the mussel.

Fishing for eels. A ‘bertevello’ (specialized fishing equipment with cone shaped nets placed inside of one another)  will be put out. The eels that have been caught will be collected in a tank.

Laboratory and play activities.

End of the activities at around 15:00/15:30.

N.B. Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended, suitable for the season and for outdoor activities, as well as a possible change in case of bad weather. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water and a small snack.  Please  inform the operators about the presence of children with allergies, food-intolerances or other possible problems. In case of bad weather, students and teachers will need to bring rubber boots, an umbrella and a cape

Prices:

• Educational farm tour plus ‘food education lunch’ € 20,00 per person. (Every 15 people = 1 for free).
• Educational farm tour without ‘food education lunch’ € 10,00 per person.

For info and reservations:

• From Monday to Friday, from 08:00 till 13:00, at the offices of Zona San Giovanni, Tortolì (OG)
• Telephone: +39 0782 664415
• Email: info@pescatortoli.it