Plastic Pirates: citizen science for school and youth groups

Die Plastikpiraten sind eine Citizen Science Aktion für Jungen und Mädchen von 10 bis 16 Jahre
Collecting data for research Since autumn 2016, Kiel Science Factory accompanies the Germany-wide citizen science campaign plastic pirates for children and teenagers aged 10 to 16. The campaign used to be part of the science year 2016*17 – seas and oceans from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). [...]

The baltic sea as a habitat (classes 3 to 6)

Living in a unique habitat The baltic sea is a unique habitat. Changing abiotic conditions such as salinity requires highly flexible organisms. The main investigations of this program focus on the inhabitants of the baltic sea and their strong links among themselves. Starting with plankton, the groups investigate the different [...]

Project day on marine mammals (classes 6 to 10)

Meeressäuger stehen im Fokus des Horizon 2020-Projektes Marine Mammals
Marine mammals: whales, seals, sea lions, sirenians, sea otters and polar bears Marine mammals enjoy special attention worldwide. They are an important part of the marine ecosystem and have remarkable abilities. At the same time, these popular animals are highly endangered. Especially anthropogenic threats such as pollution, bycatch, habitat loss [...]

The ocean as an ecosystem and anthropogenic influences (classes 7 to 10)

Ecosystem Ocean - a fascinating habitat The ecosystem ocean represents a fascinating habitat. So far, 95 % of the ocean have not been investigated yet and it consistently offers new question for researchers. The economic use of oceanic resources gets more important. At the same time, this increases hazards for [...]

Expeditions at the baltic sea coast (classes 10 to 13)

Schülerinnen und Schüler beim Expeditionslernen an der Ostseeküste
Coast protection, ecological changes and land use of the baltic sea coast The baltic sea coast offers a diversity of aquatic, terrestrial and marine habitats. Interferences such as intensive land use and pollution, but also climate change affect these different biotopes and ecosystems. In this multi-day program students from classes [...]

Students‘ research center at Kiel Science Factory

Im Schülerforschungszentrum besuchen Kinder und Jugendliche tolle Nachmittags- und Ferienangebote
Afternoon activities in the students' research center During the afternoon activities in the students' research center of Kiel Science Factory, children and teenagers from third grade upwards are able to conduct their own research and work on scientific projects independently. Therefore, girls and boys find the optimal equipment in our [...]

The Baltic Sea of the future (classes 10 to 13)

In dem neuen Programm im ozean:labor beschäftigen sich die Jugendliche mit den Veränderungen im Ökosystem Ostsee
Changes of the baltic sea through anthropogenic impact The impact of humankind will lead to massive changes of the ecosystem baltic sea. At the German baltic sea coast, we expect warming of 2 °C to 4 °C in the next 100 years, for instance. The increased CO2-concentrations, caused by anthropogenic [...]

Kids‘ University

Insights into the world of science The cluster of excellence Future Ocean started the Kids' University in autumn 2008 with a focus solely on marine topics. Since then professors from marine science related faculties from different departments of the cluster have been offering insights into their work. In the meantime [...]