The Environmental Sciences Research Institute of Aragon (IUCA) celebrates World Environment Day with activities in Huesca

(Zaragoza. Friday, June 3, 2022). The province of Huesca will this year host the activities organized by the Research Institute in Environmental Sciences of Aragon (IUCA), of the University of Zaragoza, next Tuesday, June 7. On the occasion of World Environment Day, which is commemorated on June 5, these proposals are organized for children and adults, whose protagonists are the past and present of the environment.

The 4th, 5th and 6th grade students of the Rural Grouped Center (CRA) La Sabina, in the municipality of Robres, will participate in fun soil experiments, with which they will discover the importance of soils for human life and health of the planet, the different types of soil and the functions they perform. David Badía Villas, soil scientist, teacher at the Escuela Politécnica Superior de Huesca and researcher at the IUCA, will be in charge of guiding them during the experiments in the classroom.

Experiments on the soil with the soil scientist David Badía


To explore the past, prehistory and the paleo-environment, a guided tour of the prehistory rooms of the Huesca Museum has been organized by archaeologist Lourdes Montes Ramírez, a teacher and researcher at the same research institute, in the research group First Settlers and Archaeological Heritage of the Ebro Valley (P3A). On this visit we will discover the relationships between the archaeological finds that we can find in the museum and the responses of our prehistoric ancestors to climatic events and paleoenvironmental conditions. The activity will take place next Tuesday, June 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Huesca Museum, with free admission until full capacity is reached. No prior registration is required.

World Environment Day has been celebrated every June 5 since 1973, and is currently one of the main global platforms for environmental dissemination. This year it is celebrated under the slogan “One Earth”, which harbors special symbolism given that it was used in the first Stockholm Conference (1972), an event that put the environment on the global agenda and from which the annual celebration of the World Environment Day.