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Environmental Education
 
WE PROPOSE a series of activities ranging from workshops and dynamics on recycling, music, sustainability or renewable energies, to field excursions to gain proper knowledge of the environment.
 
WE OFFER THEMATIC TOURS in which we familiarize our visitors with the richness of our unique ecosystem, which is home to a variety of endemic species of fauna and flora. The Natural Park Karst en Yesos de Sorbas is one of the last oasis’ in western Europe that is threatened by Ecocide caused by the risk of overexploitation of the Aquifer ‘Aguas’ by the macro plantations of olive trees in super intensive cultivation.
 
WE INVITE TO EXPERIENCE a way of life which is respectful with the environment and with which you can propably build a new educational paradigm. Located in an old Eco-Village we live off-grid with self-sustainable water and power supply. Our Pita House-Museum has been transformed into a true example of a self-sufficient house with a special and warm atmosphere and a general standard which is well adapted to the reality of the XXI century, counting on all comforts of a “normal” home.
 
WE ORGANIZE CUSTOMIZED VISITS in respect of dates, schedules and organization, adapting us to the groups interest depending on age and number of people. Click on the arrows below to see how many things you can discover with us. We can make our visits in Spanish, English or German and we will be happy to welcome you!
 
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VISITING our school, joining our workshops or bringing your family, friends, association or students, follow us on Facebook or simply GET IN TOUCH!!
 

VISITING the ECO VILLAGE
☉ Introduction, history and sustainable living in Los Molinos del Río Aguas
☉ Uniqueness of the ecosystems of the Natural Park, its species of fauna and flora
☉ Geology of the area and visit adapted to cavities
☉ Get to know our ramp pump and the river 'Río Aguas' with its spring
☉ Discover the ancient irrigation line made by Romans 
☉ Use the sundial that doesn't contaminate anything to tell the time 

VISITING the PITA SCHOOL
 SCHOOL GARDEN VISIT:
☉ Getting to know different varieties of Agave plants 
☉ Agave-Botanic; Life cycle and tricks of survival and adaptation to arid climates 
☉ Find out about the 'plant of the thousand marvels', a sustainable resource
☉ Comprehensive and sustainable usees: 
    Wood, food, beverages, bio-construction, natural fibers, soap, fodder, fertilizer ...   
☉ Extraction of the natural fibers called Sisal   
☉ Example for a No-waste Eco-Industry:
    Fuels, plastics, bio-gas and renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and sweeteners ....

 WORKSHOP VISIT:
Different varieties of wood, their qualities and applications   
☉ Introduction to tools and treatments   
☉ Demonstration of craftsmanship with Agave wood   
Practical Workshop: Make your own musical instruments and crafts 

VISITING the AGAVE MUSEUM
☉ Shop & Exhibition with a range of Musical Instruments and Crafts
Music studio with more than 60 musical instruments
☉ Photo exhibition about Agave-Botanic and traditional uses of its wood 
☉ Examples of natural fibers and their extraction (Factory in Ethiopia) 
☉ Example of a Self-Sufficient House:
    Solar power, river water, intelligent heating, giant bathroom ...  
☉ Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and Photo Exhibition about Ethiopia 
☉ Presentation of the NGO Edget Baandnet with projects in Ethiopia 

Contact

Asociación PITA-ESCUELA del Río Aguas
Los Molinos del Río Aguas, Buzón 88
04270 - SORBAS, Almería, España
Tlf.: +34/630 66 18 65 (Timbe)
E-Mail: pitaescuela@hotmail.com
Facebook: Pita Escuela

Other Tour Offers

Talk to us if you are interested in a tour to discover more stunning land scapes in the area. We are only half an hour away from the beaches of the Natural Park Cabo de Gata-Níjar and the desert of Tabernas and there is also the possibility of organizing tours by boat or bicycle, to go diving or hiking….