Ecowise Italy provides environmental education and other outdoor educational experiences to schools who are looking for interdisciplinary and innovative field trips in beautiful natural landscapes.
Our programs compliment and reinforce school teaching and syllabuses by providing an educational arena in which children relate their classroom learning and knowledge to real processes, structures and ecosystems.
We are based in the north-western Italian region of Piemonte and conduct our programs in its unspoiled nature, making full use of the area’s spectacular terrain and precious ecological biodiversity.MORE ON where we run our programs
Our teaching approach
Our field trips provide valuable out of the classroom learning situations designed to stimulate students both physically and intellectually. They allow children to engage their senses and imaginations, to connect with nature at a deep and personal level and to be open and creative in their interactions with each other and the natural world.
Our teaching methodologies involve fun and exciting hands-on activities, exploration, play, group work, story-telling, as well as artistic and creative expression. Students are encouraged to think critically and problem solve, considering scientific principles and methods as well as referring to ideas from other cultural perspectives and theories of knowledge.
Adam Rose is the creator and facilitator of our programs. Adam is English and has a BSc. in environmental science from the UK and a MA in geography from the University of Hawaii, USA. He has many years of teaching experience and has written and conducted a wide range of programs for schools, universities and other groups in England, America and Italy, as well as working in the fields of environmental education, ethnobotany, ecotourism, conservation biology and human ecology.
Adam has lectured in various Universities, where he teaches courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Ethics and The Psychology of Sustainability. He currently collaborates with The Natural History Museum of Trento (La Muse) and writes and teaches about outdoor education. He lives with his partner and two daughters in Piemonte Italy where he runs Ecowise Italy.
Rachel Caldwell, Principal of the International School of Milano, Monza Section
Piera Bo, ex Director of WWF Piemonte e Valle d’Aosta.