Thu, 01/25/2024 - 14:03 By admin

Training for Bolzano city guides at the Bolzano Nature Museum

A supervolcano tells its story.

As part of a training course, Ms Evelyn Kustatscher, curator of paleontology, guided an interested group of Bolzano city guides through a special exhibition at the Natural History Museum. In particular, the exhibition focussed on the porphyry rock in the Bolzano valley basin. 280 million years ago, a supervolcano dominated the centre of today's Trentino-Alto Adige region. Massive porphyry deposits still bear witness to its activity today, while the layers of rock in between tell of long periods of dormancy in which plants and animals colonised. Using models, video projections, fossils, animal models and a simulation of the supervolcano, they were able to immerse themselves in a fascinating, distant, long-gone world. Some of this will be included in the guided tours of Bolzano.

Training for Bolzano city guides at the Bolzano Nature Museum