For the photo project “Naturblicke auf Berlin” (“Natural Views on Berlin”), hundreds of recyclable single-use cameras were handed out all over Berlin in the summer of 2017. The explorers used these cameras to take photographs of their direct surroundings and capture their own view of Berlin’s nature. A total of more than 4,500 pictures were received by the museum. A selection of these photographs is now presented in the foyer of the museum.
This photo project is part of the project “Stadtnatur entdecken” (“Discovering urban nature”) by the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), new media and digital technologies are used to strengthen public awareness for urban nature and to communicate environmental education. The app “Naturblick” (“Views of nature”) was also developed in this context. This app, which is able to identify bird calls and plant species, helps people explore Berlin’s wildlife.
Moreover, the “Stadtnatur entdecken” (“Discovering urban nature”) project is going to be awarded as an official project of the “The UN Decade on Biodiversity” and will get the quality label “Ausgezeichnetes UN-Dekade Projekt 2018“