Germany – Schul-Umwelt-Zentrum Mitte

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Schul-Umwelt-Zentrum Mitte, Berlin

The Schul-Umwelt-Zentrum Mitte (School-Environment-Center Berlin Center) is a public institution of borough mitte in berlin. It is in the tradition of the garden-work-schools. Located in the middle of the town the garden is an important element for the environmental education of children and young people. Pupils from the city-center learning here botanical an ecological relations quite practical by digging, seeding, weeding and harvesting by themselves.

Bees make sure that blossoms becomes fruits. The school-environment-center keeps honeybees. Professional beekeepers look after the bees and teach the pupil about the correct handling and about the fundamental importance of these animals for our daily foot. Around 80 percent of the worldwide food-production is depending on bees. Without pollination, the service of the bees we would harvest a lot less. In recent years the diligent little animals die in huge numbers for multifaceted yet not totally understood reasons. This is a dramatic process, showing us once again that despite all our technology we are not sovereign over nature.