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Passadiço de madeira elevado ao nível da copa das árvores.

The Serralves Foundation, in collaboration with the Portuguese State Environmental Fund, promotes the construction of a "Treetop Walkway" in Serralves Park. Identified as being strategically relevant, the new walkway is created next to the tree canopy, high above the ground, and offers breathtaking opportunities to observe and study the Biodiversity of Serralves Park.

Serralves, that is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, will thereby reinforce its mission of promoting and enhancing natural and cultural heritage, innovating in developing environmental awareness initiatives and promotion of science and the Foundation’s relationship with different audiences – the general public and the educational and scientific community. New and different experiences – such as treetop walkways, that already exist in some of the world’s most important parks and gardens - will enable a different approach to people’s relationship with Nature.



Implementation of this project - designed by the architect Carlos Castanheira in collaboration with the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira - will have a major impact in terms of environmental awareness and respect for conservation of nature, natural heritage and the scientific community, in Portugal and abroad.

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EDUCATIONAL SERVICE PROGRAMMING


In 2019, the Serralves Foundation built the Treetop Walk in the Park, which offers visitors a new itinerary: an elevated walkway, near the treetops, which enables impressive observation and study of the Biodiversity of Serralves Park.

The Environment Educational Service invites all schools to participate in guided visits and workshop/visits, accompanied by educators who will encourage observation, perception and interpretation of the existing space and natural heritage, at a pedagogical and scientific level, through sensory experience, offering a new experience of the Park across three dimensions:

- Scientific
- Pedagogical
- Sensory


Regular schools programme - Treetop Walk: 2-hour workshop/visits and 1-hour guided tours.


This programme is an invitation to experience the biodiversity of Serralves Park through exploration of experimental and sensory methodologies guided by the educators of Serralves’ Environmental Education Service, which aims to stimulate and enhance observation, perception and interpretation of the Park's various dimensions, consolidating knowledge and sensations through direct experience of the space.






PRICES AND BOOKINGS



Guided tours
2,75€/student
2,20€/student (Schools located in the Founding Municipalities)



CONTACTS
Cristina Lapa c.lapa@serralves.pt 226 156 546
General Telephone no.: 226 156 500


Workshop-visits
3,60€/student
2,85€/student (Schools located in the Founding Municipalities)


CONTACTS
Anabela Silva a.silva@serralves.pt; 226 156 519
Telefone Geral: 226 156 500


Regular programme for the general public - includes 1-hour guided tours of the Treetop Walk, which aim to offer a unique experience, guided by the educators of Serralves’ Educational Service, that will introduce participants to the biodiversity of the Park. The guided tours can be offered in Portuguese, French and English.



CONTACTS

Cristina Lapa c.lapa@serralves.pt 226 156 546
Telefone Geral: 226 156 500

The 90-minute family workshop visits will take place during weekends, and will focus on how the Park's diversity changes over the four seasons of the year, providing a unique opportunity visitors to gain experience and knowledge of the Park’s biodiversity.



CONTACTS

Anabela Silva a.silva@serralves.pt; 226 156 519
Telefone Geral: 226 156 500