Destroying prejudice against raw material extraction, while learning lots of exciting things about biology, geology and even history! That is the goal of our 'Quarry Project'.
Heidelberg Cement is allowing access to its disused quarry in Locksberg, and the active 'Homburger Höhe' quarry in Lengfurt. Children from Triefenstein Primary School can dig up fossils to their hearts' content, carry out scientific research on shell limestone, and understand how it came to be. There is also the chance to meet protected species, such as the local eagle owl! Children can learn about Red List species and promoting biodiversity on location. Through the entire school year, they will also have the opportunity to take part in special projects on the subject during afternoon activities. The project is already under way and has received a great amount of interest, but as it is unfortunately bursting at the seams, an extension for all participants would benefit the project enormously. An education and training concept for other Heidelberg Cement plants could be created in order to bring the successful project to other plants, and other schools across Germany could benefit from such opportunities.

1,2,3 Weidentipi dabei / Building a graze teepee is fun

Am 14.03.18 haben an der Grundschule Triefenstein alle Viertklässler der Nachmittagsbetreuung kräftig mit angepackt und eine Verschönerung des äußeren Schulgeländes der besonderen Art vollbracht. Ein Weidentipi und ein dazugehöriger Tunnel wurden gebaut. At march the 14st the kids built something wonderful at their schoolyard. They were planting a graze tipi and a tunnel.

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20Mar

2. Projekttag: "Reptilien vs. Amphibien"/ project day number two: amphibian vs. reptiles

An diesem Termin wurde den Kindern mittels bunter Fotos und Präparate verdeutlicht, wie vor vielen Millionen Jahren die ersten Lebewesen an Land kamen. Die Kinder lernten die zwei Tiergruppen (Amphibien und Reptilien) zu unterscheiden und welche Vertreter sich bei uns in Bayern befinden. /  Starting the day with evolution is always fun! The kids received lots of pictures and also animal perparations of all kind of sorts.

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05Feb

1. Projekttag: "Den Eulen auf der Schliche" / 1st projectday: "discovering owls"

Auf spielerische Weise lernten die Kinder einiges zum Thema "Eulen und Waldkauz, Vogel des Jahres 2017". Vom Schutzstatus, über den im Werk von Heidelberg Cement lebenden Uhu, bis hin zu Aussehen, Verhaltensweise und Lebensräume der Tiere. / Within playful ways schoolkids could gain a lot of knowledge including the topic "owls and the tawny owl, bird of the year 2017".

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05Feb
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