Antonella Astori
Teacher trainer

Antonella is a geomorphologist and an environmental-naturalistic guide. She graduated in Geological Sciences at the University of Padova in 1993 and in 1995 she spent 6 months in Scotland developing research in river dynamics at the University of Dundee. Since 2012 she works as environmental-naturalistic guide at University Botanical Garden of Padova where she leads the guided tours for tourists, citizens, schools, university students and institutional guests of the University of Padova, also in English for foreign visitors. Previously Antonella was a freelance geologist, researcher and developer of environmental education and scientific dissemination projects for schools and citizens. She collaborated with some municipality as environmental expert member of Planning committee; data collection and analysis in order to organize the “State of the environment” and “Guidelines for the environmental action plan”; environmental education for primary and secondary schools concerning the importance of the local natural features; awareness campaign on waste separate collection. As a geomorphologist Antonella had the opportunity to study different environments in team with other foreign colleagues within European projects that involved National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) of Roma (european project Slow Active Faults in Europe, 2001-2003) and Regione Veneto (Interreg IIIB CADSES Kater II Project, 2006-2007). She also used GIS technology to draft maps concerning the geomorphological evolution of coastal/plain/valley environments.