Communicating boxes is a project with two intentions. First, it attempts to relate the elements of the ecosystem, their functions, how humans use them and the improvement of the environment. Second, we want to relay information about sustainable mining. The objective is to obtain materials for exhibition in order to make the science more relatable. We are going to display information about the quarry, its uses and Heidelberg Cement´s biodiversity plans. The name of the project explains the idea of the communicating vessels theory. The contents in the boxes are in equilibrium, because the quarry respects the environment and it knows how to assimilate into the ecosystem. Finally, we hope to engage students for working in educational projects and to improve society´s understanding of science.

News about our project

The local newspaper in the educational section explains the impact of our project during the week in the public library exhibition hall.

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01أكتوبر

Exhibition material

We would like to show our exhibition material

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26سبتمبر

The journey of our project

We start a school year with a new journey. Our project visit other secondary school

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23سبتمبر

Communicating Boxes in the public library

This video shows exhibition assembly in the public library as well as a sample of people who have visited it

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18سبتمبر

Our project is exhibited in the Public Library

From September 10th to 15th, our project can be visited in the public library. The exhibition shows our project "Communicating Boxes", an explanatory video prepared by the students and a series of books about biodiversity, ecosystems and uses of rocks.

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13سبتمبر

Presentation of our project

This video shows the presentation of our project in the school of Valdilecha

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11سبتمبر

Birds “The brush-strokes in the sky”

This video shows the main biodiversity plans in birds present in Valdilecha.

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06سبتمبر

Ecological succesion

This video explains ecological succession (activate the subtitles for a better understanding)

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06سبتمبر

Do you know what a biodiversity plan is?

We continue with our project, now we show the exhibition as well as explain biodiversity plans in Valdilecha quarry

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26يوليو

Plants with medicinal uses “The natural first-aid kit”

The pictures, scientific names and most common uses of some of the plants that have helped people improve their health throughout history are shown on the doors of the first-aid kit. To do this, we have created this kit that symbolizes the medicinal uses of those plants.

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17يوليو

The most common plants “A naturally diverse landscape”

In this box, we show the ecological succession by naming the most common Valdilecha species as you can see in the pictures. Biodiversity plans in plants consist of reforesting with native species, since they are the best adapted to the climate and the biome in which they live, favouring ecological succession and increasing both food and shelter for other species.

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10يوليو

National Radio Program

The national radio program "el bosque habitado" (RNE3 Spain) about forest and biodiversity share our project with his audience by Facebook

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03يوليو

Geomorphology and climate “The Foundation of life”

The quarry of Valdilecha is located about 50 km south-east of Madrid. The company that manages the mining activity (Heidelberg Cement Group) is a pioneer in the application of biodiversity plans, which will be explained throughout this exhibition. A biodiversity plan consists of analysing and studying the most important parameters of an ecosystem, which will allow us to understand its functioning. With this information, measures and strategies can be designed to achieve the potential...

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26يونيو

News

https://www.laopiniondezamora.es/lapizarra/2018/06/21/canteras-llenas-vida/1092127.html Today our project is news.

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22يونيو

Receiving good news

Today, the directors of the municipal library of Zamora, have visited our exhibition.

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20يونيو

Studying biodiversity plans

Our team visit the Valdilecha quarry

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13يونيو

News

The local newspaper publishes our project after having made the presentation in Valdilecha (Madrid)

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13يونيو

Presentation of the project

Due to the visit of the international jury, we would like to show you our project.

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06يونيو

Insects biodiversity plans

We are studying the main functions of insects in Valdilecha's ecosystem such as pollinators or seed dispersers

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02مايو

Working with biodiversity plans

We are creating models for biodiversity plans.

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18أبريل

Learning about Biodiversity plans

Due to the fact that we will not be able to go to Valdilecha’s quarry, the way to know the biodiversity plans came to us.

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28مارس

Geomorphology and climograph

In this box we show the Valdilecha's geomorphology and its climograph.

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20مارس

Trophic Pyramid

In the video we are creating a box that shows a trophic pyramid with the most representative species of the ecosystem around the Valdilecha's quarry

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14مارس

Absorbed in the information

We have started to collect information from different bibliographic sources, mostly through the Internet, regarding to : 1st, Mineral resources, types of rocks and their uses in Valdilecha's quarry; 2nd, Elements and dynamics of ecosystems; 3rd, Human and nature relationships.

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27فبراير

Comunicating Boxes

Communicating boxes is a project with two intentions. First, it attempts to relate the elements of the ecosystem, their functions, how humans use them and the improvement of the environment. Second, we want to relay information about sustainable mining. The objective is to obtain materials for exhibition in order to make the science more relatable. We are going to display information about the quarry, its uses and Heidelberg Cement´s biodiversity plans. The name of the project explains the idea...

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31يناير