Organising a series of educational events to raise awareness and interest about the environmental functions of the peatlands in Brandenburg.
The state of Brandenburg is among the federal states with the most peatlands in Germany. The peatlands ecosystem has many important functions, but its importance is hardly known to the society.
Peatlands withhold water pollutants, carbon and contribute to the preservation of biodiversity. In recent years, however, the peatlands have undergone fundamental changes. The project aims to educate both adults and children about the peatlands ecosystem and their value. A series of educational events were organised, such as ‘Peatland days’ for school and kindergarten groups, holiday camps for young people, family weekends, bicycle tours or exhibitions. All these events are intended to create social commitment and raise awareness about this fascinating landscape.
A total of around 580 pupils benefited from the offer within this target group.
The family weekends reached about 25 families.
About 80 - 100 students were involved in the project with university events.
It is estimated that a total of almost 4000 people were informed about the importance of the peatlands in Brandenburg.
The project was awarded as a project of the UN Decade of Biological Diversity.