Green Classroom

Did You Know…

…that School Is Going Green?

How do you turn water into electricity? How does the Pythagorean theorem help us design a garden? How did children live in the Stone Age? The answers to these and many more questions are not merely answered in the Green Classroom – students actually experience the answers on their discovery tour of the green outdoors at this year’s Regional Garden Show in Villingen-Schwenningen.

The Regional Garden Show in Baden-Württemberg has been open to nature lovers big and small since last month. The Green Classroom educational project invites students of all ages to learn more about 50 different topics not usually found in the school curriculum. These include encounters with local fauna and flora using living subjects. What is more, these children and young adults will learn interesting facts about sports and health, regional history and culture, religion and society, as well as forestry.

ZEISS is also taking part: The technology company is providing the students with the just the right optical equipment. The positive reception of the Green Classroom at three garden shows and as part of the Rechberghausen Green Project has created quite a buzz already and is developing into a progressive model for success. Over the past two years, more than 800 school classes have attended this unique classroom experience. And the Green Classroom continues to evolve over time – the program now encompasses everything to do with career orientation and “green occupations.”

15 June 2010