The requirement for creating a Blue Centre in a municipality with a Blue Flag is to
have a visitors centre, a sea or nature school, etc. which includes among its aims
and activities environmental education about coastal ecosystems and/or sustainable
development, as well as specific information and/or activities relating to the Blue
Sea schools are interpretation centres for the marine environment, which make available to the public a range of interpretative elements and activities for experiencing the marine environment. These features make it possible to work on environmental education content and objectives as well as other topics from different areas in a setting with suitable facilities and resources.
The only Blue Centre in the Balearic Islands is Palma’s Sea School. Given its insular location and the fact that the sea is one of the most important parts of the environment of the Balearic Islands, it is essential to include learning about the marine environment in all sectors of the population.
The activities carried out at the Sea School are adapted to the educational level of the people they are addressed to so that visitors can develop their observation and interpretation abilities by experiencing direct contact with the environment and learning through specific didactic materials
The Environmental Education Service of the Balearic Ministry for the Environment runs the Sea School. It also provides the Guia de recursos i activitats d'educació ambiental (Guide to environmental education resources and activities), which is drawn up annually with the aim of providing support to people interested in the completely free environmental activities planned by the different public organizations and bodies4
The Environmental Education Service’s website lists all of the activities on offer with a detailed description of each one.
Opening hours: 08:00 to 19:30 Monday to Friday, and 09:00 to 14:00 Saturdays (except in July and August).