Excursions and research

How do rivers and seas shape our landscape? Which animals and plants can you find in your area? To find out, visit a museum, biosphere reserve or information center. To find it out, it is worth to visit a museum, biosphere reserve or information center. Inform yourself about the diversity of our waters on websites or learn more in personal conversations with experts.

All living beings depend on the waters that permeate our landscape. | Foto: Pixabay

Logo der Blumberger Mühle

Blumberger Mühle The NABU experience center Blumberger Mühle in Angermünde

NABU Nature Experience Centre Blumberger Mühle

"Nature conservation and sustainable fisheries management - a project for the reintroduction of the Baltic sturgeon with rearing station near the Blumberger Mühle".

The NABU Nature Experience Centre Blumberger Mühle near Angermünde / Uckermark is located in the biosphere reserve Schorfheide-Chorin in the midst of fields, forests and lakes in the ice-age cultural landscape north-east of Berlin. In the exhibition of the house visitors can inform themselves about forest development, sustainable use and biodiversity. In the entrance area you can observe specimens of the Baltic sturgeon, a "living fossil" that was considered extinct in the middle of the 20th century, in an aquarium. NABU supports the efforts of the Gesellschaft zur Rettung des Störs e.V. and regional partners to reintroduce the Baltic sturgeon into the Oder catchment area with its pond farm Blumberger Mühle. The project thus also makes a contribution to sustainable development in the Schorfheide-Chorin biosphere reserve.

Störaufzucht Blumberger MühleSturgeon rearing at the fishing yard of Blumberger Mühle.

The team of the Blumberger Mühle informs in an educational programme about the reintroduction project for the protection of the sturgeon and makes possible a visit to the fishery yard, which is within walking distance, where parents are kept for reproduction as well as young sturgeons waiting for their leprosy in the nearby Oder. A special experience to experience the sturgeon "live" and to look over the shoulder of the fisherman during his work - who in this case does not fish, but helps a threatened fish species to survive....

The educational programme costs 5 € per person for pupils.

At least half a day (3 hours) should be planned. A visit to the Blumberger Mühle and a short walk to the Fischereihof are possible.

NABU-Naturerlebiszentrum Blumberger Mühle
Blumberger Mill 2
16278 Angermünde

Age: Suitable for secondary education
Opening hours: April to October daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. & November to March daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: 033 31 2604-0
Email: blumberger.muehle@NABU.de
Website: www.blumberger-muehle.de

Museum im Katharinenkloster

The German Oceanographic Museum Foundation

In the 1990s, Germany's only museum for oceanography and fishing opened in Stralsund's old town two other locations in addition to the main museum, the MEERESMUSEUM, the NATUREUM Darßer Ort and the NAUTINEUM Dänholm. In 2008, the OZEANEUM on Stralsund harbour island was added as the fourth facility. In addition to the exhibitions and aquariums at the individual locations, the other central tasks of a museum, collecting, preserving and researching, play an equally important role. From manageable beginnings in the 1950s, a collection of over 46,000 collection units has developed in front of and behind the scenes to date. The museum is also a special place for learning and supports schools in conveying learning content, for example through guided tours of the museum or the rental of exhibitions.

The Deutsches Meeresmuseum also uses various methods to compile basic data for the protection of marine mammals in the Baltic Sea. For this purpose, the German Oceanographic Museum has been registering dead finds and sightings of marine mammals, in particular grey seals and harbour porpoises, reported by water sports enthusiasts on the German Baltic Sea coast since 1980. Scientists evaluate the data and learn more about the exact distribution of marine mammals.

German Oceanographic Museum
Katharinenberg 14 - 20
18439 Stralsund

Opening hours: April to October daily from 10 am to 5 pm & November to March daily except Tuesdays from 10 am to 5 pm
Phone: 03831 2650 210                                                                                                                                                          
Email: info@meeresmuseum.de                                                                                                                                  
Website: www.deutsches-meeresmuseum.de


Multimar Wattforum

Multimar Wattforum | Photo: Schröder/LKN-SH

National Park Centre Multimar Wattforum

The largest information and education centre in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park shows the uniqueness of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site in an interactive exhibition on over 3000 square metres of exhibition space. Exploring, touching and trying things out are written in capital letters here. Highlights are the extensive whale exhibition with a real sperm whale skeleton, the 37 aquariums with 280 animal species from the North Sea and the large aquarium, in which a diver feeds the shoals of fish twice a week and answers questions from the audience via microphone.

Taucher Multimar Wattforum

Photo: Birresborn/LKN-SH

What can we do there?

In addition to guided tours, you can also book age-appropriate courses all year round. Night tours give special insights into the secrets of the animal world. At the large aquarium, visitors* have the opportunity to observe schooling fish alongside sturgeon and ask a diver questions. The Multimar Wattforum's offerings are oriented towards the content and methodological aspects of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). The focal points of the Wattforum are: Wadden Sea National Park and World Heritage Site, habitats, animals, water.

Contact National Park Centre Multimar Wattforum                                                                                                   
Dithmarscher road 6a                                                                                                                                                 
25832 Tönning                                                                                                                                                               
Public transport accessibility: by train to Tönning station, then approx. 15 min. on foot

Opening hours: 1.4. to 31. 10.: 9 to 18 o'clock & 1.11.to 31.3.: 10 to 17 o'clock                                                           
Phone: 04861 96200                                                                                                                                                 
Email: info@multimar-wattforum.de                                                                                                                               
Website: www.multimar-wattforum.de

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