Cita di Castello, technical pole “Franchetti-Salviani” on the national podium among the winners of the “Senato & Ambiente” competition

Innovative project awarded with the prestigious seal of the Senate: Technical Center “Franchetti-Salviani” on the national podium among the winners of the “Senato & Ambiente” competition with the project “Protect the bees with us”. The mayor, Luca Secondi and the councilors Marigli and Pracalenti for the director of the “Pole”, Valeria Vaccari, applaud the teachers and especially the students who have done so. “A prestigious recognition that rewards the work of the school with all its components. Proposals formulated by students, such as sowing accepted species of pollinators, activation of events on the day the United Nations called for bees and implementation of training and animation activities, organization of an art-decor competition, raising awareness about Correct use of pesticides., which we had the opportunity to appreciate during the joint presentation meeting, are undoubtedly elements of great sensitivity and planning of absolute national importance”, stated the mayor and the advisors who stated that they invited the students “to collaborate on the floral redevelopment project of the historic center that I had already planned.” Municipal management, enabling technical/scientific skills that characterize the biochemical and environmental biotechnology cycle.”
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The project “Protect the bees with us – a survey of bee decline in the Upper Tiber Valley” (project coordinators Professor SS S. S. Barney, Campanile and Nardi, PCTO contact Professor Pascoe), qualified as PCTO (Path for Transversal Skills and Orientation) By the Senate of the Republic to participate in the “Senato & Ambiente” competition, which was launched in the 2019-2020 academic year, and included in the framework of training activities aimed at the school world and implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education. With this project, the technical pole “Franchetti-Salviani”, in addition to providing a broad survey on a global problem, the problem of dying bees, which has affected many EU countries and is at the heart of the new EU Biodiversity Strategy emphasizes its mission to put itself at the service of the region With the aim of serving learning, establishing active cooperative relations with entities, institutions and associations operating in the territory and in general with all the realities of their production. In 2016, FELCOS Umbria and APIMED launched an initiative to create the “Comuni Amici delle Api” network, which the municipality of Città di Castello also joined in 2017. After an initial consultation with ARPA Umbria, the pupils held several hearings (Lombrico Felice, Lombrico Felice, Organic Beekeeping (Lorenzo Martini, Montecorona Beekeeping Company, APAU, FELCOS Umbria, FAT/PRO AGRI, Aboca) for a complete view of the bee situation in the upper Tiber Valley. It was interesting for the disciples to discover how important these precious insects are to humans; Without it we would not be surrounded by the variety of plants, herbs and flowers that characterize our landscapes and our tables would be devoid of many kinds of fruits and vegetables. Indeed, the future of the planet and the preservation of global biodiversity depend on pollinators, and especially on bees. You should also take a closer look at the wild species that are most at risk because they are least protected from the domesticated bee (Apis mellifera) which beekeepers pay close attention to. Factors contributing to the death of bees are manifold and often act in synergy but in the upper Tiber Valley they are mainly traced back to three: the climate crisis, intensive farming, and the introduction of alien species (varroa destructor). In light of the findings of the fact-finding questionnaire, the students suggested the municipal administration to be an active party in achieving some of the objectives set out in the decision to join the “Comuni Amici delle Api” network.

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