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Summer school Argelès-sur-Mer

Summer school

Free of charge 

From 8 July to 30 August, “l’école” goes summer time and opens its doors to families.
With the “summer school”, Argelès-sur-Mer town council is offering 45 mornings of free activities to raise awareness among children and parents of the need to protect biodiversity and promote sustainable development.
What better way to make discoveries and share happy memories!
Monday to Friday, 10am to 12.30pm
Free activities

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Fishing and plankton :
Digue Nord – From age 7.
This workshop introduces families to Mediterranean fauna. Fish, molluscs and algae are netted and analysed. The focus of this activity is on the importance of protecting the seabed. With the Labelbleu association.
09 July

Forest treasure hunt :
Parking du Racou – From age 5
Nicolas, the Argelès- sur-Mer town councillor and scientific mediator, takes parents and children on a walk in the Bois de Valmarie to discover the flora and fauna of the undergrowth.
12 and 26 July, 02 and 09 August

Making herbal teas :
Parc municipal de Valmy – From age 8
Using botanist’s magnifying glasses and flora, children can make their own herbarium in the style of a painter’s palette. Adults can learn about the medicinal properties of plants. Audrey will help families to make their own herbal tea using plants collected in the Cerdagne in spring. We’ll look at the benefits of cold and hot herbal teas, decoctions and dosage methods.
16, 23 and 30 July, 06, 13 and 20 August

The intelligence of flowers :
Parc municipal de Valmy – From age 10
Hélène knows all there is to know about flowers, and she’ll be telling families about the similarities and differences between them. There will be games, poetry and riddles to share.
29 July and 05 August

The fabulous world of insects :
Valmy Municipal Park – From 5 years upwards.
For this activity, Stéphanie will be accompanied by a dozen of her little protégés. From spiders to scorpions and blaps, families will be able to tame the immense world of insects and arachnids. The guide will show you the importance of protecting each species to maintain the balance of biodiversity. Don’t be afraid, come closer, it’s not the little beast that will eat the big one!
10, 19, 24 and 31 July, 07, 12, 13 and 27 August

Vegetable cooking :
Parc municipal de Valmy – From age 8
Félicia Ségovia, a cook and trainer specialising in raw cuisine, will be raising awareness of the importance of eating fresh, local and seasonal produce, and of preserving the vitamins and nutrients in food by limiting cooking.
06 and 28 August

Creative cyanotype workshop :
Parc municipal de Valmy – From age 8
Discover the extraordinary “cyanotype” process with the Atelier du Rêve! You’ll create unique and artistic plant prints.
15 and 22 July, 12, 19 and 26 August

Illustrating wildlife :
Parc municipal de Valmy – From age 7.
There’s photography to immortalise the image of wildlife, but illustration is a method that’s accessible to everyone to help you get to grips with all the details that characterise these fascinating animals. As a family, you’ll learn observation techniques to produce realistic sketches.
08 and 17 July, 14, 28 and 30 August

Ornithological walk :
Le Racou – From age 7.
Joseph Hiard recognises all the songs of birds, their specific characteristics and their habits. Set off to discover the species that inhabit the undergrowth of Argelès. Can you identify them?
11, 18 and 25 July, 01, 08, 22 and 29 August