Today we celebrated the conclusion of a two-week faculty-led program that brought to Trentino seventeen students and two professors (plus one family member) from Whittier College, California.

The intense program that Dolomit organized with Prof. Cinzia Fissore, the leader of the group, introduced students to some of Trentino’s best practices in the fields of sustainability and environmental conservation.

Visits included Trento’s science museum MuSe; Castel Campo historic residence and organic farm; Malga Tovre – an alpine pastoralism site – in the Brenta Dolomites (where students made butter and cheese with their own hands!); two major hydroelectric power plants; Monte Baldo cableway ride and hike overlooking Lake Garda.

We enjoyed every day of this adventure, thanks to the expertise of Whittier College faculty members and the genuine curiosity of students, whose work was summarized in digital stories – their final assignment for the class.

These clips explore critical issues for Trentino and the Alpine region at large such as the interaction between humans and mountain environments, green energy and environmental policies, and the impact of tourism.