Spain’s teaching modules: Work in Progress (WiP)
Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe located on the Iberian Peninsula. The fauna and vegetation are rich and diverse. This is largely due to the geographical position of the Iberian Peninsula between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and between Africa and Eurasia. But also, the diversity in relief, climate and latitude is of influence on the diversity of fauna and vegetation. Only 10 kilometres from València you will find the Albufera Natural Park, a Mediterranean ecosystem with unspoiled dune beaches, forests, rice fields. The park is home to the largest lake in Spain and one of the most important wetland areas in the Iberian Peninsula. It is a place of great ecological interest with rare species of wading birds and a rich variety of wildlife. Its waters have been traditionally worked by fishermen and rice growers
Based on the issue of water management and circular management around the Albufera lake, the Spain’s online teaching modules are developed around the central question: What is the effect of water management on biodiversity (fauna and flora) due to human activities (agriculture, leisure, hunting). During the module, pupils will focus on important issues such as: How does the biodiversity structure look like in wetlands with either natural or humanized management? What type of innovation occurs in water management? The module is developed in such a way that pupils will discover that in countries like Spain and Cyprus the lack of water is the most important issue to deal with, while in the Netherlands the opposite - surplus of water - is the most important issue to deal with.