Facilitate access to biodiversity for children and teenagers via participatory measures (Ref. 2)
Prepare students for ecosystem and nature-related teaching and respective skills development both content-wise and methodologically (Ref. 3)
Prepare students for teaching sustainable development in schools and pre-schools (Ref. 2)
Creating secure habitats for species and fauna (Ref. 3)
During the semester and holidays outdoor courses with differing focus areas are offered which are anchored in the curriculum and range from biological diversity, agro-biodiversity, bee-keeping, resource-friendly lifestyles, education about health and diets, soils to climate change and its impacts on the growth of plants. During summer, students take over responsibility for maintenance of garden elements such as biotopes, plant crops and work autonomously on practice-oriented research. Based on their personal interests, they can extend their knowledge on educational concepts and methods in the library. Once a year, there is an open house event where representatives of the city council, relevant ministries, but also teachers and students of other schools can visit the garden and participate in the activities prepared by the students. Apart from the vegetable garden, the garden has a biotope, nature and wilderness area which serves as a sanctuary for birds & small mammals (Ref. 2 and 3).