On a tour through the Steiger, you can discover where the forest is found in our everyday life – for example in numerous products that come from the forest. The children also learn how important it is to use valuable raw materials sustainably and carefully. A highlight of the projects is the creative part. Amazing things are made out of supposed rubbish. Numerous works of art are created from a wide variety of materials. The children are creative and never cease to amaze with their imagination.
“The numerous works of art that are created are a symbol of what lies dormant in our children. Creativity needs space and time. The creative mobile and the fox farm provide both through this holistic teaching and learning at another location. We need a lot more of that,” says Johannes Glöde, project partner of the fox farm.
A special feature is the funding of the project by the Thuringian Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Nature Conservation, which supports the school programs of the educational institutions that have been awarded the Thuringian Quality Seal Education for Sustainable Development. These projects on the fox farm are therefore free of charge for schools and travel costs can also be covered, so that the offer was quickly fully booked. A total of 15 project days will take place until the end of March. In May and June, another project from this series will start directly at the schools – then with a sustainable play.