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Alpine wildlife excursion in the Diemigtal Nature Park

Why do alpine animals live only in the mountains? Why are many animals from the Swiss Plateau unable to survive in the mountains?

Using play-based principles, children learn about natural contexts and connections. Equipped with walking boots and a telescope, they are offered an unforgettable day in a natural setting. They get to know the animals of the alpine region and, by touching and observing selected examples, will understand the relationships between wildlife and the environment.

Availability

Every day on request, from May to October

Subject to change without prior notice

Rates

Package price for one-day excursion including expert guide and documentation on the animals, for up to 25 pupils
  • CHF 200.00 Per class
Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

Notes

With its natural alpine scenery and ecologically managed heritage landscape, the Diemigtal Regional Nature Park is the perfect location for an out-of-school educational experience. The children learn in an outdoor setting while discovering and experiencing nature in an exciting way.

Excursion and exploration

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Group size: max. 25 pupils
Minimum age: middle school to secondary school
Meeting point: “Grimmialp, Hotel Spillgerten” Postbus stop

The children learn about the habitat of typical alpine animals while walking through the countryside. They find traces of the animals and have a good chance of observing the animals with a powerful telescope. Depending on the duration of the excursion and animals observed, the programme of activities may very.

The key element, however, is the experience of nature in the montane to alpine zone of the the Prealps. The children learn how alpine animals have adapted to their unique habitat and discover the tricks they use to survive and reproduce in this often inhospitable location.

  • An open-air picnic
  • Fireplaces and picnic areas in the Senggi area, Grimmialp. Food, drink and accommodation available at the Hotel/Restaurant Spillgerten Schwenden, near the bus stop (closed Monday)
  • Toilets available along the Grimmimutz adventure trail
  • All participants will receive an excursion certificate on request.
  • Equipment: Walking boots with a good tread, picnic lunch, sufficient drinks and snacks, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun cream), clothing that the children are allowed to get dirty, rain protection, depending on the weather warm clothing, binoculars (if available).
  • The participants are responsible for their own travel to the location and for insurance.

Booking of the alpine wildlife excursion

With the Diemigtal Nature Park (see contact details)

Mon–Fri  08.30–12.00 hours
               13.30–16.30 hours

Sat          08.30–12.00 hours

Group travel arrangements

Book your journey at your nearest BLS Travel Centre or online using the Group booking order form.

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