Primary Education

Vigo, Spain


“Plastic Animalarium”
In this visit, our youngest participants will use all five senses to familiarize themselves with this thing we call “plastic” and to recognize the various guises it adopts in our everyday surroundings. By first understanding that it needs to be treated in special ways to prevent its harmful effects on our health and planet, they will then discover the good habits of recycling in daily life.
We will make sea creatures using waste plastic brought from home and stored at school. We will give each creature a name and photograph it before adding it in our “plastic animalarium” for everyone to see. We’ll then imagine how our new friends sound and move and bring them to life by playing with them using our bodies and language in the work space which we’ll have specially converted into a marine backdrop.

“Archeology of the Future”
Through the various exhibits on display we will learn to recognize and identify the presence of plastic in our everyday surroundings. We will also observe how, over time, plastic modifies and drastically redefines the physical aspect of our planet, as well as the habitats of the people and animals that live on it.
As budding future archaeologists, in groups we will use all five senses to study the strange plastic shapes around us. We will document them graphically and in words in notebooks we‘ll have designed specially for the task at home. Imagining these time-eroded objects as vestiges of a bygone 21st century, we will attempt to decipher their different usages and retell their histories before complementing our findings with scenographic representations of them.

“Workshop on creative Recycling”
Gustavo Suasnabar and Cristina Pino
In this workshop we will make decorative and useful objects with different waste materials, some of which will have been collected from our shores, others from our everyday lives. The object of this creative and fun activity is that youngsters learn to understand the importance of recycling and reusing elements which otherwise end up contaminating the environment. Plastic, in its different forms, paper and certain metals can be transformed and modified to create small objects which elucidate the different possibilities of the materials we discard every day as well as their creative potential. Younger generations thus become aware of the importance of looking after the environment.

Groups: 25 people maximum
Dates and times: 24, 25, 26 and 27 February, 2015, from 10am to 1pm 
Advance booking only by telephone: 986 110 220 from Tuesdays to Fridays, 12 noon to 2pm and from 6pm to 9pm