Evolution of the project Life Tritó Montseny
05/10/2020 15:00 h.
The Plaça de la Vila in the village of Montseny hosted a family workshop on the Montseny newt on Sunday 4 October
The proposal was part of the European Day of Parks and Nature Week 2020 and allowed participants to learn about the morphological characteristics of the Montseny newt. During the activity it was explained to the attendees that amphibians cannot be touched directly with their hands because of serious diseases that are affecting many populations of this faunistic group.
When making the newts, the children first weighed the dry plaster, added just the right amount of water and, once the mixture was made, put it into a silicone mold. When the newt was dried and removed from the mold, each child decided how he wanted to paint it and all returned home with their decorated Montseny newt.
Making of the Montseny newts with plaster. Photo: Ademc.
The workshop was carried out by the educators of Ademc, who highlighted the good reception and the lively participation of the families. In total, twenty-eight people participated in the activity.
Due to the exceptionality of the moment caused by the validity of the COVID-19, the development of the workshop was adjusted to the fulfillment of the Protocol of measures in the acts organized by the Network of Natural Parks.