(Zaragoza, May 6, 2022). The XXI edition of the Practical Botany Course “Cienfuegos” on the flora and vegetation of Moncayo will take place next July, which will take place in San Martin de la Virgen del Moncayo (Zaragoza), coordinated by Luis Alberto Longares Aladrén, Full Professor University of Zaragoza and researcher of the Climate, Water, Global Change and Natural Systems group
The training, which includes a total of 50 teaching hours (40 face-to-face and 10 online), aims to introduce students to the knowledge of plants, as a tool to interpret the vegetation and the landscapes they generate, taking the Moncayo massif as a reference and surroundings, for its outstanding representative character of the Mediterranean region; as well as that they exercise in field observation and in the management of botanical keys and flora guides, as well as in the use of botanical terminology for the description of plants, thus contributing from the academic field to the dissemination of values landscape, ecological and botanical of the Protected Natural Area of Moncayo, and of the natural heritage of San Martín de la Virgen del Moncayo, Tarazona and its region.
Among its objectives is also “deepen knowledge of the management tasks necessary for the conservation of a protected area and the species of ora that are found in it”, contribute to the revitalization of rural areas, through the promotion of natural values of a territory, as well as in the training of people who develop their activity in the socioeconomic field in which the course takes place”, “to the promotion of the architectural, cultural, and ethnological heritage of the natural heritage of the municipality of Tarazona and its region” and the “socioeconomic development of the town of Tarazona, San Martín de la Virgen del Moncayo and the socioeconomic environment of the Moncayo Natural Park”.
It is addressed to:
Students from the educational group: university teachers and researchers, secondary and high school teachers, as well as researchers from social centres, undergraduate and master’s university students and training modules related to the physical environment and the environment.
Administration technicians: technical staff of the environmental services, Nature Protection Agents (APN) and Forestry Agents, members of the Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA).
Private company professionals related to environmental tourism, leisure, free time and the use of natural resources, such as owners of rural tourism companies, environmental consultancies, environmental education companies, beekeepers, ranchers, etc.
Professionals related to organic farming, gardening and the integration of green spaces in cities, beekeeping, ranchers.
Naturalists who love botany.