GEOLOGY: A TRANSCENDENTAL SCIENCE TO FACE THE GREAT ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES OF THE XXI CENTURY
«Naturalist Events», in collaboration with the Faculty of Geological Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid, celebrates its traditional contest «NATURA 2019» in its 39th autumn edition next December 6, 7 and 8 at the «Novotel Madrid Center «
«NATURA» is a unique exhibition of its kind that has been held since 1980 and a classic of the cultural offer of Madrid with the dissemination of Natural Sciences through the admiration and / or acquisition of its natural objects from its different approaches and possibilities ; ideas and materials for interior and exterior decoration; teaching material for Teaching Centers; minerals, shells, fossils, insects, meteorites, etc. , for a formative collecting, original and unique gifts; naturalistic courses and excursions, etc.
This bag-exhibition of natural objects that has the presence of more than fifty national exhibitors and other European countries, is a regular appointment not only of Madrid fans to this exciting topic, but of many others from all points of geography national. This new exhibition is celebrated as usual at the Novotel Madrid Center, whose rooms have been recently renovated and modernized.
«NATURA» is one of the most important exhibitions of the European circuit and essential appointment in the calendar with fairs such as St.Marie Mineral in St. Marie Aux Mines (France) and Munich in (Germany). Natura is like a great Museum of Natural Sciences distributed in stands, where we can observe and / or acquire all the news of this wonderful world.
In addition to the commercial offer of the latest developments in minerals, fossils, shells and other natural objects, in its different fields of social use: collecting, decoration, teaching material, themed jewelry, etc., the Faculty of Geological Sciences of the Complutense University Madrid will show visitors through different participatory workshops and conferences, and audiovisual and graphic information, multiple and exciting aspects of this set of basic sciences in the study of climate change, the shortage of drinking water, marine transgressions, etc., without forget other more positive points, because not in vain, although in general unknown, the Iberian Peninsula has the largest «GEODIVERSITY» on the planet, an important asset for future quality cultural tourism, «Geotourism».
«NATURA» also offers its traditional hallmarks, a gift-souvenir for the first 3,000 visitors and its classic daily draw of 10 lots of natural objects among visitors.
An appointment with infinite incentives to not miss it.
Data of the workshops:
Workshop : What does geology taste like?: Blind tasting
Review: Tasting of salts and mineral waters Do you want to know why they have different flavors? In Natura we tell you
Public: from 10 years old
Shifts of 25 people maximum (in order of arrival)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019: ** Passes at 12 HS and 13 HS.
Workshop : THE RELIEF LOOOK AND TOUCH
Review: The workshop is an approximation to the understanding of the processes that make up the relief of the earth, both in emerging and submerged areas.
To better visualize the elements of the relief, anaglyphs of digital terrain models, topographic topographic maps and stereoscopes of mirrors will be used to visualize aerial photographs.
No age limit
Shifts of 25 people maximum (in order of arrival)
FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER 2019: ** Passes: (16:45 HS) (17-: 45 HS)
Workshop : Geological Escape Room !
Only true Geologists will get out. If you dare, see you at Natura.
SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER 2019: ** Passes: (13:00 HS) (16:45 HS) (17:45 HS)
Workshop : ¡ EVOLUTIONARY ! YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO SURVIVE AN EXTINTION?
If your answer is yes … See you at Natura. For people between 12 and 99 years.
SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER 2019: ** Passes: (12:00 HS) (13:00 HS) (16:45 HS)
Conference Lecture : INEXISTENT MINERALS
FICTION AND FANTASY SCIENCE MINERALS
Do you want to know what Kryptonite really is?. Then don’t miss the conference at the Nature Fair
Conference given by: Carlos Pimentel Guerra
Doctor of Geology (Specialized in Mineralogy)
Organized by: Naturalist Events and Faculty of Geological Sciences – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER 2019: (11-12 H)
THE MOROCCAN FOSSIL INDUSTRY : A FLOWERING NATURAL RESOURCE AT THE EDGE OF THE SAHARA DESERT
Conference Talk given by: Juan Carlos Gutiérrez Marco
Paleontologist – Institute of Geosciences CSIC-Complutense University
SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER 2019: (11:30 AM)
The fossil industry in Morocco annually moves around 40 million euros and provides support to more than 50,000 people, dedicated to prospecting and excavating paleontological deposits in generally precarious conditions, as well as to rebuild or prepare the materials obtained until they are left in suitable conditions for sale. Also included are workers dedicated to the transformation of fossiliferous ornamental rocks and large or medium-sized vendors who attend the most important international trade fairs in the field (Tucson, Denver, Munich, St-Marie-aux-Mines, etc.). The present conference tries to show the outstanding elements of this business, which includes the humblest people who manually open trenches and quarries in the middle of the desert in search of fossils, artisans who prepare and restore fossils, to which they produce copies or recreations with exclusively aesthetic value, to the small industries workshops that work on fossil-rich ornamental rocks, and to the main sales spaces in the Anti-Atlas region (pre-Saharan edge). The range of fossils involved extends from the Paleozoic invertebrates, between 500 and 340 million years old, to the Ammonites, the listed dinosaurs and other rare Cretaceous vertebrates, aged between 70 and 100 million years.
«NATURA», a classic of the Madrid cultural offer, in the pre-Christmas period, will be held in its usual place and date:
APPOINTMENT IN: “NATURA” Special Edition Fall 2019
Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 2019
( NOVOTEL MADRID CENTER )
O’Donnell Street , 53 – Madrid/SPAIN
Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Saturday 8: uninterrupted schedule of 11 to 21 hours
Sunday 9: Uninterrupted schedule from 11 to 20 hours
Admission: € 2, children under 14 and senior citizens: 1 €
Organizing committee: Eventos Naturalistas:
Pedro Anibal ( www.mineralesnatura.es ) Geologist
Pablo Muñoz ( www.geodidac.com ) Geologist & expert on Geotourism
Jose María Ximenez ( www.geotierra.es ) Geologist, speciality: Palaeontology
Web : ( www.eventosnaturalistas.com )
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