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Fossil route: from the Market to La Nau

Fossil route: from the Market to La Nau

This itinerary has a double objective: on the one hand, fossils found in our urban environment will be discovered, such as building facades, pavements, monuments, etc. On the other hand, it is intended to use the other meaning of the word fossil as 'extraordinarily old-fashioned'. Thus, the itinerary of the fossils runs from the Market to La Nau, two ancient buildings that we will value from the heritage aspect. During the journey, the fossils we will find will be identified and dated using classic and also current methodology, so the use of the mobile phone will be necessary.

Level: ESO

Maximum number of attendees: 20

Duration of the route: 2 hours


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Alicia Marcos has a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Valencia and a master's degree in Environmental Health (UV-UIMP). She is a Secondary school-Baccalaureate teacher (specialisation in Biology-Geology and Environment), UNED teacher (Environmental Sciences degree) and associate professor in the Department of Teaching of Experimental and Social Sciences at the University of Valencia. She collaborates in the Acoustics Laboratory of the Applied Physics Department of the University of Valencia and is co-author of various studies and publications on noise and industrial pollution. She has been a teacher of noise pollution courses aimed at municipal technicians of the Ministry of the Environment (1995), tutor teacher of the CAP of the Permanent Training Service of the University of Valencia (1999) or teacher of the noise pollution course of the Official College of Biologists of Valencia (2006). He won access to the Practical Science section of the UCH Young Researchers Competition (2010), access to the literary competition on recycling and waste at the CVC (2012) and won the award for originality in the Pepa Ramis Awards: innovation, co-education and future (2019).


José Mª Azkárraga Testor, biologist and photographer, professor at IES Lluís Vives and associate professor at the Universty of Valencia in the Didactics Departement of Experimental and Social Sciences, is currently retired. Amog others, he is co-author of the Guía Urbana: Valencia 1931-1939 (2007) and of the Guía de Valencia durante el primer franquismo 1939-1948. Author of the Agenda del medi ambient (1998-2011) of the University de València, in collaboration with Ortifus; Valencia. Guía urbana. La ciudad en la II República. 1931-1939 (2007); Experiencias sencillas con termes, Fundación Entomológica Torres Sala (2001) together with Alberto Sendra. He has also been the curator of several exhibitions, such as American Star, restos de un naufragio (1996), África en negro (1998), Perder la guerra (1999), Mundos tribales. Una visión etnoarqueológica (2009), Despoblats moriscos, 400 anys després (2010),  La Història Natural a l’Institut Lluís Vives a l’inici del segle XX (2015) and Exili il·lustrat (2015).




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This activity is co-funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.