Society and Nature
The Science Programme focusses on the interactions between society and nature. Ideally, knowledge about and for nature arises in dialogue and exchange with the public. All activities of the Science Programme aim to better understand, analyse, communicate and further develop knowledge and decision-making processes in the field of nature and biodiversity, together with various stakeholders. Based on excellent and relevant research, we create interactive experimental and action spaces, and develop event formats with various groups from civil society, politics and business. This is done, among other things, through exhibitions, educational programmes in the museum and in nature, participatory dialogue formats and conferences. In parallel, we investigate their effectiveness and reception. Another area of our research is the interaction between science and society - in the city, in the countryside, nationally and globally, digitally and analogue. We support students, teachers and other knowledge mediators in their education. We offer interdisciplinary and international training in the areas of public engagement, open science, citizen science and museums.