School visits

Come and visit -MÓN- La Bassa. We offer different educational programs with which children can learn in-depth about the different species of animals that inhabit the animal sanctuary. The children will meet the animals in a natural environment and come into close and respectful contact with them.

Aimed at students of all ages.

The visits take place between 10:00 a.m. at 3:00 p.m.

The price is a donation of € 9 per student. 

Below you can see how the day will unfold.

  • We visit the animals

    The inhabitants of the refuge are animals that have been rescued from situations of risk or abuse. We do a guided tour where the children are in direct contact with the animals.

  • We’ll go on a journey

    We will take you into the magical forest of -Món- La Bassa, where you will get to know our animals better, based on active learning and participation.

  • We play

    We experiment freely in a natural space where we can play, climb, dance…

  • We eat

    After such an exciting day we gather and eat together, where we talk and can share our impressions from the day. And then we say goodbye until the next time we will meet.

Being around animals is extremely good for children

Being around animals is extremely good for children. Helping to take care of an animal gives children a sense of pride and accomplishment. Children who learn to care for an animal learn, that what they do actually matters.

Studies have shown that children who take responsibility for animals have higher levels of self-esteem than those that don’t.

Animals are great teachers. Being around animals teaches you about relationships. Children and grown-ups alike will learn that if they want to be liked and trusted by the animal, they’ll need to treat the animal carefully and kindly.

Learning to care for an animal helps them to learn how to care for people.

Scientific articles on the subject

Most of the teachers surveyed believe that the use of live animals in the classroom contributed positively to increased empathy, as well as socio-emotional development, in students […]

Daly, B., & Suggs, S. (2010).
Teachers’ experiences with humane education and animals in the elementary classroom: implications for empathy development. Journal of Moral Education, 39 (1), 101-112.

Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) in children are valuable programs that act positively on a wide variety of social and clinical problems, such as behavioral problems and spectrum symptoms autistic. The results suggest that animals positively influence the development of children and have a valuable role in therapies.

Endenburg, N., & van Lith, H. A. (2011).
The influence of animals on the development of children. The Veterinary Journal, 190 (2), 208-214. 

Children participating in Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) have been shown to significantly improve their social skills and relationships with their teachers and parents. Regarding academic competencies, no significant differences were detected between the students who participated in AAA and those who did not. Lastly, it was shown that problem behaviors decrease significantly among teachers and students who participate in AAA. […]

O’Haire, M.E., McKenzie, S.J., McCune, S., Slaughter, V. (2013).
Effects of animal-assisted activities with guinea pigs in the primary school classroom. Anthrozoös: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals, 26 (3), 445-458.