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News from Mar 13, 2019
On Wednesday afternoon (2-6pm) we will offer three options for excursions. You have received an email with a registration link by March 22 to indicate your choice (places are allocated on a first come first serve basis). Unfortunately the link is not working any more:
Please send an email indicating your choice to email@example.com
Please note that participants of Workshop III “Education for Sustainability (EfS): Sharing and Strengthening the Teaching and Learning”chaired by Prof. Robert VanWynsberghe (University of British Columbia), Prof. Nina Kolleck (FU Berlin) will not participate in the excursions, as the workshop continues in the afternoon. A staff member will take all participants who booked the farewell dinner to the restaurant by public transport.
+++Update: The tour to the Institute for Applied Ecology with Dr. Felix Matthes has been cancelled - instead he will speak in the Plenary Session on Wednesday, April 3 at 9am.+++
Join us for an exclusive tour to Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (natural history museum). True to the motto of the museum “Discovering and describing life and earth – with people, through dialog” you can take a look behind the scenes and join the museums researchers for input talks about citizen science and SDG research in the recently opened “experimental field”. David Ziegler, research associate and editor of the German citizen science platform Bürger schaffen Wissen and Jens Jetzkowitz, who focusses on SDG research in the museum, invite you to discuss their projects with them. Afterwards you can either explore the museum on your own or join a guided tour of the ARTEFACTS exhibition. The New York-based artist J Henry Fair takes a bird‘s-eye view of occulted industrial areas, toxic waste deposits and coal mining and documents the sometimes catastrophic effects of human activity on nature through large-format, aesthetic and highly sophisticated images. Together with scientists from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission the exhibition identifies the challenges behind the images and illustrates how science and politics work together to find solutions. The exhibition shows how complex some of those problems are, that sometimes there are no quick solutions, and takes a stand against „alternative facts“.
ARTEFACTS is intended to go beyond raising awareness by stimulating reflection as well as action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aROoQ6H3O4
+++ Participants of option Iwill leave the campus by bus and take a short guided city tour before reaching their destination. The bus will take participants who booked the farewell dinner directly to the restaurant.++
An oasis in the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, the Berlin Botanic Garden is a plant paradise of world importance with a history of over 300 years. The Botanic Garden and the Botanical Museum belong to the central facilities of Freie Universität Berlin. The Botanic Garden is one of the world’s largest because of the breadth and diversity of its flora, encompassing about 20,000 plant species. Research and development projects at the Botanic Garden support national and international biodiversity programs as well as Freie Universität Berlin’s research and teaching.
In the 39 acres of the plant-geography section - one of the biggest of its kind in the world - you can travel all the way around the Northern Hemisphere. Stroll through the garden with Karsten Schomaker, Head of Garden Management and learn how sustainability issues are addressed here. Besides biodiversity, we will be hearing about energy efficiency projects, e.g. in the restored Main Tropical Greenhouse (Great Pavilion), an architectonical masterpiece in Art Nouveau style.
+++Participants of option II will first go on a short campus tour the before taking a short walk to the Botanic Garden.The city tour is not included in this option. The bus will take participants who booked the farewell dinner directly to the restaurant.+++
In the middle of Berlin, the EUREF campus is a living lab for a smart city district of the future. The traditional industrial and energy location at the Berlin Gasometer in Schöneberg with its 125-year history has been progressively expanded into a modern office and science location. Take a tour of the campus and learn more about the innovative solutions for sustainable energy production and mobility. The Zero Emission Energy and Mobility Base (zeeMobase) is a place where sustainable energy and mobility systems become tangible. It is the world's only walk-in smart grid where visitors can experience the components and principles of future energy networks interactively. For further information (in German only) click here: https://www.zeemo-base.com/history/
+++ Participants of tour III will first take a short campus tour before a bus will take you to the EUREF campus. Please note that the tour includes a short walk and commute by public transport to the dinner venue. The city tour is not included in this option.+++