Contact with biodiversity in the form of hands-on nature experience is becoming increasingly important due to the progressive loss of biodiversity, but is being lost more and more in times of digital teaching.
We want to counter this trend with our initiative. We offer students a 24/7-accessible place to learn and experiment, where they can independently expand their knowledge of species, implement project ideas, practice and try out (trapping) methods and conduct their own studies!
On the outdoor areas of the Chair of Forest Entomology and Protection in Stegen-Wittental, the existing biodiversity is to be preserved and promoted, together with and coordinated by students, by redesigning a large part of the open areas and the forest area (approx. 1.6 ha), as well as creating various small biotopes.
The existing biodiversity is to be preserved and promoted on the outdoor areas of the professorship for forest entomology and forest protection in Stegen-Wittental, together with and coordinated by students, by redesigning a large part of the open spaces and the forest area (approx. 1.6 ha), as well as by creating various small biotopes.
The site of the professorship already has a high nature conservation value and great development potential. Through relatively simple measures (changed mowing regime of the flowering meadows, ponds, stone walls, deadwood, nesting aids, etc.), further valuable biotopes for animals and plants that have become rare will be created, which will simultaneously be used for teaching (modules, qualifying papers), research and general education regarding biodiversity and nature conservation.
The project was awarded the 2023 Nature Conservation Prize of the City of Freiburg.