On the occasion of the 32nd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Berlin Wall Foundation has invited a school class from Euskirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia, a city which was severely affected by the floods in July, to Berlin for a project week. The 27 young people come from the Thomas-Eßer Berufskolleg in Euskirchen, a school whose building was completely destroyed by the floods. The Berlin trip will focus on various excursions on the theme of solidarity. The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, where research is conducted with passion and competence for nature, will also offer the school class insights into its work on Friday, 12 November.
Many answers to questions of the present and future lie in the worldwide natural history collections. The digitisation of collection objects makes them accessible to research, business and society worldwide. During their visit to the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, the pupils will get to know various collection and exhibition areas of the museum, such as the newly opened digitize! exhibition, and gain insights into research and digitisation projects at the museum. Together with museum staff, they discuss what natural history museums, society, but also each individual can contribute to preserving and protecting nature.