NEWS

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION: THE VOLCANOES ARE TODAY!

Since the beginning of the eruption of the Canary Islands volcano “Cumbre Vieja” On September 19 on the island of La Palma, volcanoes have acquired an undeniable prominence especially for the general public, but especially for children and schoolchildren.

It has been the teachers of the Institutes of Basic Education, who have asked the Museum of Geology, if we could include some specific content on volcanoes, to show to the visits of schoolchildren.

In the Museum of Geology we did not take long to react: since last October 15, a small exhibition has been completed, organized with the petrological material from the bottom of the collections, as well as graphic material provided by the Museum’s collaborators.

The content of this exhibition focuses on examples of volcanism that we have in Catalonia, specifically the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa.

EOCENE FOSSIL SHOWCASE REMODELING: FOSSILS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

It is a contribution of the Valentí Masachs Geology Museum to the knowledge of the phenomenon of CLIMATE CHANGE, from the geological point of view and as a natural cause.
The climatic changes detected in the course of the geological history of the Earth, have been of a slowness that is calculated in millions of years, and that obviously have not been induced by anthropic causes.
Here the changes in the geographical distribution of flowers and fauna are exposed, explained with the help of current elements imported from intertropical countries, comparing them with fossils from the museum’s paleontological collection.
Aimed at anyone interested in knowing more about the phenomenon of Climate Change and who wishes to actively approach, to solve one of the great challenges facing humanity.
Didactically focused information is offered to teachers and students of all levels, especially Biology, Earth Sciences and the Environment. Everyone can choose the information level that interests them, since there is the possibility of approaching it from a high scientific level to the most popular informative form.
By the concept of “knowing more”, the visitor has a collection of QR codes that can be captured with the mobile and thus take the information home.