Environmental education: simply intercultural

Ub:ikul Projektbeschreibung

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 in Germany. 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.

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. Thereby, we want to encourage other environmental actors to realize target group specific environmental education measures using easily applicable communication tools.

Casual Learning measures developed within the frame of the project:

  • The water jug  was developed in cooperation with the intercultural environmental mentors of the city of Heilbronn. Its message reminds people in households of the advantages of drinking tap water (link in German).

Carina Aydin, Anna-Maria Schuttkowski, 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.
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