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Press release, 16.09.2019

On the occasion of the global climate strike on 20 September 2019, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin will open its doors to all citizens free of charge throughout the day. Experts are available in the exhibitions to explain the links between climate change, extinction of species and ecology and to enter into dialogue with visitors. In addition, two workshops offer the opportunity for discussion and exchange with scientists on the subject of climate change. The special exhibition ARTEFAKTE, which has been extended until 20 October, invites visitors to look more closely at the catastrophic effects of human activity on nature.

 "Especially in the case of nature and climate change, we need a stronger orientation of political decisions towards scientific findings. At the same time, however, society needs to be involved in decision-making and knowledge generation processes," says Director General Johannes Vogel. "Young people are taking to the streets to demand global, social and environmental justice, a future worth living and the political action necessary to achieve it. Politicians should finally take science and its findings on climate change and the destruction of nature seriously and gear their actions to them.”

Programme on Friday, 20.09.2019:

From 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. free admission for all visitors

From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Live-Speaker at the exhibition

At 10:00 a.m. workshops with discussion and exchange (without registration, in German):

- Dr. Ilona Otto from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research: Fundamentals of Climate Change

- Dr. Nils from the Moore: Why is a comprehensive CO2 price the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Active members of the Fridays for Future movement are ready for talks and inform about their goals and demands.

At 11:30 a.m. all those interested can go to the demonstration at the Brandenburg Gate from the museum together with the active members of the Fridays for Future movement.