Education Programs for Preschool and Elementary School Children Science Education
Nurturing Talent in the Forschergarten
Through programs of the Forschergarten children aged four and older learn about natural phenomena in experiments. Research Garden scientists visit day care centers, preschools and elementary schools, bringing along science kits chock full of fascinating experiments in order to whet the children’s curiosity and joy in discovery. They inspire the kids with simple but exciting experiments that not only encourage scientific thinking but also expand the children’s vocabulary and improve their fine motor skills.
• Various experimental courses in day care centers, preschools and elementary schools (including after-school centers)
• School outings or project days: Science experiment programs in the Robert Havemann Gymnasium or in the Life Science Learning Lab
The early childhood education program of the Research Garden is oriented on the Berlin and Brandenburg education program.
The Research Garden is a project of the Life Science Learning Lab of Campus Berlin-Buch, which was created at the initiative of physicists, biologists and other scientists enthusiastic about the project. The Forschergarten is supported by Eckert & Ziegler AG and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC).
In 2007 the Research Garden was honored as "Selected Landmark in the Land of Ideas 2007" in the competition "Germany – Land of Ideas".
School-in-the-Woods in the Buch Forest
In all seasons of the year, preschool groups and primary school children can discover the forest with forest educators and enjoy forest adventures. Special events for families and nature lovers are offered on a regular basis such as evening walks with bat watching, bicycle tours or bird song hikes.
The School-in-the-Woods is in a wooden house near the Buch forest ranger’s office. It is equipped for disabled people and has a seminar room. As a supplement to the lessons, special topics can be agreed upon for the day in the forest.