Environmental education: simply intercultural

UBA Streuobstwiese

Environmental education: simply intercultural is a project, which addresses the – often insufficient - inclusion of people with a migratory background in the field of nature and environmental education.

Together with local actors, finep works on new forms of environmental communication (Casual Learning) to gain more people with a migratory background for regionally important environmental issues. The method of Casual Learning is an approach, which was developed by finep and focusses on informal learning in everyday life situations.

Following meetings with representatives of the target group, six Casual Learning projects are developed and implemented in three cities/regions of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The projects are supported by local networks of environmental actors. The outcome of these sample projects is further discussed and shared on nationwide trainings for environmental actors, in hand-outs and on expert conferences.

By spreading our findings on nationwide trainings we want to encourage other environmental actors to realize target group specific environmental education measures using easily applicable communication tools. Throughout the time frame of the project until 2020 we hope to contribute to an intercultural opening of environmental institutions and to a structural inclusion of people with a migratory background in environmental work.

That’s how environmental education turns simply intercultural!

Carina Aydin, Petra Schmettow

2018 – 2020

Cooperation partners
Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve, City of Karlsruhe (Ministry for Environment and Occupational Safety), City of Heilbronn (Department of Participation and Integration),
LAMSA (Saxony Anhalt), LAKA (Baden-Wuerttemberg), DNR, ANU Federal Association, ANU Bavaria, ANU Baden-Wuerttemberg

The project is funded by the Federal Environmental Agency and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
The responsibility for the report’s content lies with the authors.