School environmental projects

School Environmental Projects
In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.
Baba Dioum

What is it about?

Nature conservation starts at your own doorstep. Therefore, 20% of the sponsorship money received during the wilderness run can be called up for the realization of school-owned environmental projects at Wilderness International. We will inform you about the exact amount in the course of the evaluation event at the school. Together, we create semi-natural habitats for indigenous species, green school facades and interiors. Biotopes become open-air classrooms: for wildlife observation or exploration of plants, water and soil.
You are welcome to contact Brigitte Heyduck should you have any questions.

Contact
Dresden 2017

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.

Projects

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:

  1. Are your students learning about their natural environment through this project?
  2. 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:

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
- Wildstaudenbeete
- Facade greening

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.

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.

Construction or expansion of a school library with age-appropriate specialist literature on environmental and nature conservation topics.

Providing knowledge about species, provenance and habitats; necessary care of the plants; Investigations to change the room climate.