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Sesia, Val grande Geopark, Pidmont

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History and teachings
The National Park Val grande has set up in Vogogna the “Geolab”, visitor center dedicated to the geopark and the geological features of Val Grande. It is a space equipped with observation instruments for the study and teaching of subjects related to the Earth Sciences. It is also equipped with a collection of thin sections of the main rocks of the area and collected mineralogical and lithological pieces. Interactive devices illustrate the main themes relating to geology of this important alpine sector.

Between Vogogna and Premosello Chiovenda has also been set up the geological path “Viaggio nelle profondità della Terra”, journey into the depths of the Earth, informative itinerary equipped with 10 explanatory panels.

Cross-cultural dimensions
The scientific relevance of the geological aspects merges with the influence that the geological matrix has always had, and continues to have, on human culture. The geological importance of this area is linked to the formation processes of the Alps, which have deformed the earth’s crust so as to bring out the deepest parts: here is one of the most spectacular sections of the earth’s crust, within which it is even possible to see the power system of a fossil supervolcano, from the most superficial rocks of the caldera to a depth of 25 km.

Useful information:
recommended for all; general; doesn’t require prior knowledge; accessible; affordable

It is located in north-western Piedmont, in an area that extends from Lake Maggiore to the border with Switzerland, up to Monte Rosa on the border with Val d’Aosta.

Accessible by train and car.

The Geolab is open on reservation only for school groups and groups of scholars. Guided tours and / or use of self-use in accordance with specific agreements and conventions.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Visitors are able to acquire scientific knowledge about nature and plants, thus, to develop system thinking, critical thinking, openness and respect for diversity.

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