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20 families from 15 countries have literally „put down their roots in a new country“ in the International Garden Bonn. While everyone has been tilling their own field since 2007 they still share experiences.

PERARES: Dialogue Citizens - Sciences

How can citizens and their concerns gain access to the sciences? Our project PERARES has received funding from the EU commission for four years. 25 representatives from science shops, research facilities and civic groups from 17 countries get together for debates and discussions.

Project description

Outcomes and reports (PDF)

Simulation Game “Environmental Policy”

Students take on the roles of international delegates and decide on climate change as well as global water consumption. As local politicians, business people or environmentalists they discuss land management in Germany, resource conflicts in the woods or the construction of wind energy plants.

“Crime-scene-forest – change of perspectives through simulations”

Essence of the project draft is the development and execution of half-day simulations, with which youths slip into the roles of different interest groups preparing fictional citizen meetings to negotiate compromises. The goal of the project is to make young people in a playful way familiar with the conflicts of interest in the use of forest resources. The award will raise social awareness of the nature and motivate especially young people for a conservation commitment. Science Shop Bonn wins the first German Nature Protection Award with this submitted project.

Simulation Game Palm Oil

The small kernels of the oil palm with its brown and reddish fruit pulp are in the center of attention of the new simulation game that the Science Shop Bonn develops in cooperation with the company Innowego – Forum Bildung & Nachhaltigkeit eG. It is set up as a role play in which vocational students play the part of customers, salesmen, and purchasing agents. The central question for discussion is: Which actions should be taken to create a fair and sustainable trade with products containing palm oil?

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bio innovation park Rhineland

Climate protection and green urban development have already been introduced into a number of projects run by the Bonn Science Shop. The "bio innovation park Rhineland" is focusing on these aspects, too. The aim of the project is to establish a climate-neutral Science and Business Park between the cities of Meckenheim and Rheinbach.

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The International Green Play town

Two tightrope artists tell stories of stranded sailors while being two metres above ground. An Iraqi artist plays music from his home on an instrument made of a coconut shell. These are impressions of the international green play town. All together 14 of such cultural events are being organised by the Science Shop Bonn in 2016 and 2017 in collaboration with the cultural centre Brotfabrik at the nature discovery site in Bonn-Dransdorf. The project receives funding by the Landschaftsverband Rheinland.

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Expedition Greenland – Learning Sustainability from the Vikings

An international project team has designed excercises for students aged from 12 to 15 for interdisciplinary learning and learning through enquiry. The material deals with Norse Greenland, contemporary Greenland, analogies around the world and international cooperation for global sustainability.

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Continuing educational program: Seeing the World through the Eyes of a Child

Children are of curious nature. They want to understand the world, for example why people can have different skin colors. In an educational program lasting for three days, educators have the chance to learn new ways in how to support global learning for children.

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Soufflearning – Learning face-to-face

Bonn Science Shop and netz NRW e.V. have developed a concept for the specific needs and demands of small and very small enterprises (SME) which is capable of being flexibly adapted to everyday operations and work flow and responds directly to the individual needs and demands of the staff in the business. Soufflearning provides support and assistance as the acquired know-how is implemented.

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