»Education close to nature« | Butzbach

Butzbach (pm). The Wetterau member of the Bundestag Natalie Pawlik (SPD) recently received a comprehensive insight into the work of the Eulenhaus association in the Butzbach district of Hausen. According to a press release from Pawlik’s constituency office, Eulenhaus initiator and managing director Christian Friedrich introduced her to the forest kindergarten and the areas.

The Eulenhaus is a regional initiative to promote environmental education and education for sustainable development for people of all ages. Together with various actors, for example from education, ecology, environmental sciences, nutrition, forestry and agriculture, the association develops a wide range of offers for schools, kindergartens, clubs and private groups. Since 2018, the municipal forest kindergarten group »Kleine Wölfe« has also belonged to the Eulenhaus.

During the tour of the area, Pawlik visited the in-house apiary and was allowed to get up close and personal with the honey bees – well protected by a sting guard. Friedrich showed how extensive the association’s offerings are based around its own bee colonies: “We offer the ‘Open Beekeeping’ every Wednesday in the summer. Everyone who is interested in ecological beekeeping is cordially invited.«

But workshops are not only offered on the subject of bees. For example, a series of seminars on the subject of »Healthy and sustainable nutrition with children« is new. Seminars are offered for elementary school classes, kindergarten groups, but also for adults. The topics of climate change and biodiversity are ubiquitous components of educational work. After the bees, the member of the Bundestag was also able to get to know the “little wolves” and talk to the educators. »My visit to the Owl House was incredibly interesting, and the activities of the association are very varied«, summarizes Pawlik. »I am impressed by the entire facility and the wide range of offers for children, young people and adults. The Eulenhaus makes an important contribution to the natural education of people of all ages from the Wetterau. Especially on such hot days I hardly want to go back to the office after spending a little time here in the forest with the children and the educational staff,” Pawlik said in conclusion with a wink.