School environmental projects
This is how the fund release works
After the wilderness run, we assign the incoming sponsorship funds to the respective runners. The school community has 20 percent of the donations received for their own local environmental projects. We will inform you about the exact amount in the course of the evaluation event at the school. These funds can then be obtained from us.
Possible environmental projects at your school
The funds from the fundraising fund are intended for the implementation of educational projects within the framework of our foundation’s purpose of promoting environmental protection and nature conservation.
If you are unsure about whether your planned project is eligible for funding, answer the following two questions:
- Are your students learning about their natural environment through this project?
- Does the project directly protect the environment (for example by creating new habitats)?
You should be able to answer at least one of the two questions spontaneously with Yes.
Measures that are neither environmental nor environmental education can not be financed with means from the wilderness run, as they do not meet our statutory objectives. These include:
- Sports equipment (table tennis, basketball hoops, etc.)
- Bicycle stand
- Seat occasions
- Way construction
- Wall design
This results in the promotion of environmental projects u.a. following possibilities:
1. Creation of near-natural habitats for native plants and animals
These can also serve as observation and research objects. They serve as illustrative objects for the topics of species knowledge and ecology in biology and geography lessons. They can be used as a sampling surface for water or soil testing. The samples could be examined in an adjacent Green Classroom on site.
- Natural pond with different vegetation zones
- Lesesteinhaufen and / or dead wood pile
- Insect hotel
- installation of nesting aids (birds, bats)
- Planting a free-growing hedge
- Tree planting
- Facade greening
2. School garden
By looking after beds (possibly raised beds), the students can get to know different herbs, vegetables and medicinal plants and their development during the course of the year.
3. Green classroom
The Green Classroom should serve as a focal point for a class observing, taking samples, etc., and then examining and evaluating them in the Green Classroom.
4. Environment library
Construction or expansion of a school library with age-appropriate specialist literature on environmental and nature conservation topics.
5. Greening of the school interiors
Providing knowledge about species, provenance and habitats; necessary care of the plants; Investigations to change the room climate.