A conservation project for rare toads in the StädteRegion Aachen
Working with educational facilities
Schools and child day care centres as partners in protecting amphibians
We want to teach young people about amphibian protection and habitat conservation, and perhaps our enthusiasm will even rub off on one or the other. To do that, we need teachers and nursery school teachers as partners. There are many ways in which schools and kindergartens or day care centres can address the topic in their facilities:
You can become a sponsor for a breeding pond or a habitat in the vicinity of your facility
- We lend out an amphibian backpack with modules, models and flashcards
- We offer teachers and nursery school teachers an introduction for the use of the backpack
- We offer information material for teachers, nursery school teachers and disseminators such as nature guides (habitat illustration / booklet about the yellow-bellied toad for pre-schools and primary schools)
- We are happy to advise you on where and how best to install a pond
- We offer a limited number of field trips and actions for school classes
- We are prepared for inclusion groups
Examples of schools involved in the amphibian project
Extracurricular learning venue "Natterjack Toad Habitat"
Pupils of the Europaschule Herzogenrath care for the biotope.
The Europaschule Herzogenrath took on the sponsorship of a natterjack toad biotope on the grounds of the Energeticon in Alsdorf. Pupils helped create the concrete pond made of technogenic raw materials. They arranged the habitat for the toads in such a way that the animals can find good hiding places during the daytime in summer. They will continue to look after the biotope in future – supported by the Biological Station of the Aachen CitiesRegion and the Energeticon.
Extracurricular learning venue "Yellow-bellied Toad Habitat"
Pupils of the "Katholische Grundschule Bischofsstraße" observe the biotope.
The "Natur erleben" project group of the "Katholische Grundschule Bischofsstraße" visit a yellow-bellied toad biotope on a regular basis. They report to the Biological Station what they observe there, count the toads, and keep an eye on the condition of the breeding pond.