Project Examples "Social Nature"

The following list shows some project examples that have been awarded in the Special Competition "Social Nature – Nature for all"

Social Nature – Special Award 2020

"Addiction Prevention and Social Work with Nature".

The project "Addiction Prevention and Social Work with Nature" is rewarded with the Special Award 2020 in the category "Social Nature – Nature for all. Since 2006, the partners in this project have been organising wilderness education activities for the prevention of addiction for children, young people and their families. (learn more)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vielfalt findet Stadt

(Diversity finds the city)

The project "Vielfalt findet Stadt" (Diversity finds the city) raises awareness of natural diversity among children and adults from socially deprived areas. The Eberswalde University of Applied Sciences for Sustainable Development and the WaldWelten Foundation are developing and testing didactic approaches to mobilize young people from socially disadvantaged districts and their parents for biological diversity. (learn more)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gemeinsam für eine sinnvolle Welt von morgen

(Together for a meaningful world of tomorrow)

The slightly different animal park – The Sommerhausen Zoo Environmental Station is a very special animal park: It does not simply feature numerous local pets and farm animals as well as a playground of sensation and adventure. The Wildlife Park has additionally set itself to bringing together people with or without a handicap through shared interest in nature. (learn more)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Der Soziale Garten

(The Social Garden)

A new chance  – The "Social Garden" in Karlsruhe offers long-term unemployed and addicted people meaningful employment and important social contacts while working together in the garden nature. This gives them new courage to overcome their difficult personal challenges. (learn more)

 

 

 

 

Aktive Vielfalt, für Alle

(Active Variety, for Everyone)

Wildlife and national parks offer numerous ways of experiencing the variety of nature. But access to nature is often limited for people with physical disabilities. The project „Active Variety, for everyone“ advocates for enhancing recreational activity offers for people with a handicap. (learn more)

 

 

 

 

 

Naturtrainer

(Nature trainer - promoting environmental awareness in daycares  and kindergardens)

The "Training to become a nature trainer" qualifies senior citizens for nature education in order to teach young people in KiTas and kindergartens environmental and nature awareness as early as possible in line with the United Nations programme "Education for Sustainable Development" (ESD). (learn more)

 

 

 

 

A.L.M. – Alpen.Leben.Menschen

(A.L.M. - Alps. Life. People)

Exploring the landscape while hiking, discovering unknown species and having conversations with new neighbors: that is how integration in the Alps works. The project "A.L.M. - Alpen.Leben.Menschen "helps refugees in the rural Alpine region to arrive in their new living environment and at the same time learn to appreciate the particularly sensitive alpine nature. (learn more)

 

 

 

 

Naturerfahrungsräume für Kinder in Berlin

(Areas to experience nature for Berlin children)

Experiences in nature are valuable for the personality development of children. In order to provide everyday urban access to nature, the Stiftung Naturschutz Berlin has launched the project "Nature experience areas for Berlin children". (learn more) 

 

 

 

Heimatgarten Rheinhausen – Gemeinsam in Duisburg

(Heimatgarten Rheinhausen - gardening together in Duisburg)

The Heimatgarten is colorful. Here meet long-term residents, students, pensioners and refugees, people with a green thumb and those who have not. They all work together in cultivating and managing the large garden with 35 raised beds, insect hotels, hiding places for hedgehogs and beehives for five bee colonies. (learn more)

 

 

 

Faba-Naturprojekt, Biodiversität stärkt belastete Kinderseelen

(Faba Nature Project: Biodiversity for Emotional Balance)

The preventive health project offers a social, group-based approach to help provide balance and emotional support for children from families coping with addiction and/or impaired mental health. The central focus lies in teaching children about animals and plants, biological relationships and practical nature conservation. (learn more) 

 

 

 

Ein Nationalpark für alle

(A National Park for everyone)

Bumpy paths, narrow wooden footbridges, gradients: A National Park by nature usually is not barrier-free accessible. In order to improve the accessibility for people with physical or mental disabilities the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park offers various options. (learn more)  

 

 

 

Participants of a forest experience day embrace an old beech tree. Photo: Project Management Organisation
Participants of a forest experience day embrace an old beech tree. Photo: Project Management Organisation
Federal volunteers on their project area. Through a cooperation with the Office for Employment Promotion and Voluntary Services of the City of Eberswalde, federal volunteers can participate in the project as an educational opportunity. Photo: Project Management Agency
Federal volunteers on their project area. Through a cooperation with the Office for Employment Promotion and Voluntary Services of the City of Eberswalde, federal volunteers can participate in the project as an educational opportunity. Photo: Project Management Agency
The Sommerhausen Zoo Environmental Station brings together people with or without a handicap together by sharing interest in nature.
The Sommerhausen Zoo Environmental Station brings together people with or without a handicap together by sharing interest in nature.
The "Social Garden" offers long-term unemployed and addicted people meaningful employment and working together in the garden nature.
The "Social Garden" offers long-term unemployed and addicted people meaningful employment and working together in the garden nature.
Joint bike tour in May 2016 on the Unstrutradweg. Photo: S. Pompe
Taste, smell, feel - children discover new things in the garden. Photo: Robert Egeling
©Photo: Leonhard Geißler
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©Photo: Faba
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