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.

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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17Jul

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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10Jul

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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03Jul

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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26Jun

News

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

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22Jun

Receiving good news

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

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20Jun

Studying biodiversity plans

Our team visit the Valdilecha quarry

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13Jun

News

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

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13Jun

Presentation of the project

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

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06Jun

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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02Mayo

Working with biodiversity plans

We are creating models for biodiversity plans.

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18Abr

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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28Mar

Geomorphology and climograph

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

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20Mar

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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14Mar

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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27Feb

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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31Ene