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Agricultural exibition- Learning about ecological farming

work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Sun, September 24, 2017 17:30:53

A visit to MELA- an agricultural exibition

About 60 primary school children went to the exhibition of agriculture, food, fishing, forest and gardening

All the students started for the day excursion at eight in the morning. They went to Mela by bus. After arriving there they first went round the exhibition. During their walk they got a lot of information that could be used for a quiz afterwards. They learned about ecological agriculture and gardening.

The main important question is: Where do all the products come from? Everybody should buy regionally produced food which saves energy for transport and is good for the environment.

Then they learned about energy saving and energy production in agriculture. Many farmers use solar energy panels for energy supply. There are more and more farms that produce energy from liquid manure. The most important fact is that they try to use renewable resources.

The pollution of the environment during the last decades was a result of the use of fertilizers which were often poisonous. There is a real change today because the customers force the farmers.

During their visit the primary school students learned more about dairy farming. They were also informed about the problems of milk production. Too many people want to buy cheap milk products and that makes it hard for the farmers. They also learned how important it is to treat the resources more carefully which means not to waste food.

All the little steps help. smiley

It was a fantastic day for all the kids , learning about farming outside their classrooms.

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A day in the wood

work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Sun, September 24, 2017 17:14:02

Respect nature

A day in the wood – Thursday, 20th July 2017

Class 4b

Surviving freetime without technical equipment

Humans and animals should be able to live in harmony when they share the same place.

The woods around us are such a place. Many years ago the parents and grandparents of today’s schoolkids used to play in nature around the towns and villages. Today it is not so common to spend freetime outside and many children don’t know how to behave when they go into the wood. It is not only a playground, it is the home of many animals.

On Thursday, 20th July 2017, 28 students went to “Letschower Wald” with their teacher and some parents. When they arrived they met the forester. They started with a quiz about wild animals. The adults were surprised about the knowledge of the young students. Lots of them have pets at home and know how to care for them. Then they learned how to “read” animal traces. They got a lot of information about wildlife and the ecosystem wood and collected ideas about how they can support this system. Cleaning Schwaan and the woods around is one step in that direction.

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Lessons in the zoo

work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Sun, September 24, 2017 14:11:09

Influence of climate change on wildlife

Lessons in Rostock Zoosmiley

On Thursday, the 20th July 2017, 27 students of class 4a went to Rostock Zoo. The zoo is always worth a visit but this time they wanted to learn more about the living conditions of wild animals in a zoo.
The lesson started with a long walk. The students learned that many of the wild animals would be endangered if they would go back to their natural biosphere. The zoo staff tries to create a natural environment for the animals. That is not easy because a lot of energy is needed for monkeys for example. They need a warm surrounding to feel comfortable and of course to survive.
The students learned how Rostock Zoo uses environmental friendly technologies wherever possible.
The children had a lot of time to watch the animals. Some of them like the camels seemed to be sad. So the question is: Is it really good to keep them in a zoo just to present them to an audience?
But more people must be teached about the climate change and about the danger for the animals, so at the end it is good.
During class in Darwineum they learned more about the ecosystem and how living creatures on earth influence each other and also about the food chain.
Soon there will be a Polarium in Rostock Zoo which they are working on now.
There they will especially teach people about the influence of climate change on ecosystems.
The young students will definitely be among the first guests.

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waste fashion show

work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Fri, July 07, 2017 14:11:16

Workshop-from waste to fashion

9th May, 16th May, 23rd May, 13th June 2017

Presentation: 24th June 2017

Everybody likes fashion and fashion shows. But fashion is not only nice, it creates a lot of waste, when people buy new clothes very often.

So why not make fashion out of old materials like old clothes and even waste!

The main idea was to combine two important things-do something against careless treatment of our environment and creating fashion without buying new material.

Our school had started a city cleaning action before on 28th April 2017 which was very successful.

We - seventeen students of grades 7-10 - started sorting the bags to see what we could use for our fashion show, it was a lot! Then we started to make new things out of old ones. We met in the afternoons , discussed our ideas and started the “production”. It was amazing to see the results. After four workshops we finished our work and were ready for a waste fashion show.

After presenting our fashion in front of some school classes we went to a central meeting of students representatives in Güstrow. There we showed the participants how we do something against climate change and for our environment.

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Environmental-friendly animal breeding

work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Thu, June 08, 2017 12:49:57

Environmental-friendly animal breeding

A visit to „Wildtierpark Güstrow“ on 30th May 2017

Many children like to have pets at home. They have to learn very early that animals are not toys, so they have to know a lot about animal welfare.

During the visit in Güstrow about 40 schoolkids of grade 2 learned how to help to protect nature and environment and how to care for living creatures.

First they learned about how wild animals became domestic animals. During their walk through the park they could watch wild animals like wolves in a nature-like surrounding. They learned that every creature has its place in nature and that it is important for the balance to care for a natural environment.

After the walk the students participated in a nature quiz and showed that they learned a lot. They could also ask all their questions about pets.

"It was a fantastic day" class 2a and 2b



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Green Gardens at school

work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Mon, May 29, 2017 13:06:39

Raised plant boxes in our school garden area

Gardening club every Tuesday

A garden project for our primary kids could be started. The students of our handicraft work group want to build two different plant boxes for our school garden area. The primary teachers have the wish to illustrate the children the growths of vegetable and herbs. They are also want to show the process of composting. To reach these aims the work group has to construct boxes with an acrylic glass front. The first steps are done. The wood could be bought and the students put the parts together. We will see how it goes on.

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Energy and environment

work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Mon, May 29, 2017 13:01:26
Visiting the Center of Future Mobility in Dresden

Students learn a lot about technology and environment at school from teachers and schoolbooks. How does all that work in reality and what does it cost? That is important. At the age of 14 or 15 it is also important to get ready for future life. That means choosing a job training and decide for a place to live. We have learned a lot about mobility. How can we get to work one day and what does that cost. How can we get from one place to another. Some of us will live far away from friends and family so the question is very important.

So we - class 9a - decided to visit the Center of future Mobility in Dresden. We went on a class trip, so we didn’t need extra money for transport.

We could learn a lot about modern car technologies. The interactive models were a lot of fun. We could touch and experience car models. One example is the full size glass frame model of the e-Golf. Now we know that car technology has a short history and the next step is not too far. Some of us will work in car industry one day.

The main thing we realized is that you don’t need to compromise between enjoying driving and environment when you decide for an electric vehicle.

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A wooden raft

work on "Stop Climate Changes"Posted by Birgit Dünow Mon, May 29, 2017 12:55:46

A nice environment also helps to feel good and have fun to work in a team

Workshop on 3rd May 2017

The 6graders made an interesting class trip to the south west of Mecklenbourg. They spent most of the time outside and made different workshops. On one day they especially worked to the project: “Stop climate change”. Their idea was to build a wooden raft. In preparation to the project they were informed about different kinds of wood and other materials which can be used from our nature. Then the students formed groups and made construction plans. The instructor gave some help to get the rafts swimming. Then after some hours hard work the time came to try the rafts in the lake. The students were very excited. Although the water was still very cold, all students wanted to test their raft and climbed on it. Look into all the happy faces! It worked! What a nice example for living in a healthy nature.

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