Two schools in Leipzig are taking part in a new EU project called “Play with Water – From Waste to Resource”. Scientists from the Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle (UFZ) are involved, along with partners from a wide range of research establishments in Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Slovenia. The concept was developed as part of the EU’s Science and Society Action Plan.
The target group for this project from the Training and Demonstration Centre for Decentralised Sewage Treatment (BDZ) consists of primary school children aged between ten and thirteen. The project will enable them to discover basic concepts of ecology through fun experiments. The concepts covered will include water and nutrient cycles in nature and the potential of waste water as a valuable resource.
The focus is on developing an interactive demonstration system that will be set up and tested on-site at the Training and Demonstration Centre for Decentralised Sewage Treatment (BDZ) in Leipzig-Leutzsch. The project is being supported by BDZ members Kommunale Wasserwerke Leipzig GmbH (KWL) and UFZ. Teachers, and of course pupils, at the Leipzig International School (LIS) and the Adam-Friedrich-Oeser primary school in Leipzig are also playing an important part.
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