Biodiversity cultures in urban and rural areas

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News from our project

Seminar Science Communication

In the context of the seminar “Science Communication”, students took over our social media channels. Look forward to super creative posts – it was fun, exciting and as always informative, found here in our Chronology.

Mowing workshop: Mowing in an insect-friendly way - but how?

In the magazine “KommunalTechnik” published an interesting article on the results of our mowing workshop. Find it in the 6th issue 2022.
Here you can have a look at the article:
You can find the full issue here.


The new exhibition “WIESION” around the topic of insects, spiders, meadows and mowing from the bioversum Jagdschloss Kranichstein is open!

So visit us at Jagdschloss Kranichstein, we are looking forward to seeing you!

May 17, 2023 to October 31, 2023, free admission

The castle park is open daily from 9:00 to 19:00.

Podcast: BioDivKultur chirps

With our podcast series “BioDivKultur chirps: A podcast for the preservation of biodiversity” we participated this year in the nationwide action week “Attention biodiversity!” of the BMBF- research initiative FEdA.

In 6 episodes we give exciting insights into our subprojects and topics around biodiversity and society.

Listen in with pleasure!

Save the Date - Dates in the project

BioDivKultur Impulse Events

In exciting lectures, seminars and meditative journeys of discovery we would like to give impulses to the value of biodiversity and the topic of man and nature together with our speakers.

BioDivKultur-Hackathon "Auf Augenhöhe"

From May 5 – 7, our hackathon “At Eye Level” will take place at LAB3Darmstadt .

In an ideas workshop, we want to explore human-insect relationships to enable biodiverse peaceful coexistence – on green spaces, in urban spaces.

Together, we want to explore project ideas and then actively promote their further development.

Insect talks with breakfast

Insect Talks with breakfast and open roundtable discussion

Every first Sunday of the month at the bioversum Jagdschloss Kranichstein:

About knowing and not knowing about insects with Margarita Hartlieb, biologist & Johanna Müller, communication designer

Discourse insect diversity and what language has to do with it with Prof. Dr. Nina Janich, linguist & Prof. Dr. Markus Lederer, political scientist

Insects at eye level – creepily fascinating? with Dr. Nadja Simons, Biologist & Prof. Dr. Alfred Nordmann, Philosopher

Administration and nature conservation associations – opportunities for more biodiversity in the city with Karin Lübbe, Head of the Environmental Office of the City of Science Darmstadt & Niko Martin, BUND

Nature conservation from an urban and biological perspective with Nadine Cyrannek, Biodiversity Manager of the Science City Darmstadt & Prof. Dr. Nico Blüthgen, Biologist


#Krautschau – How to see and identify plants

Monday, May 22, 2023, 4:00-6:30 p.m.

In a participatory star walk, various Krautschau walks will meet at different starting points on Monday, May 22, at 4:30 pm: In the Martinsviertel on Riegerplatz, in the Johannesviertel on Viktoriaplatz, in the city center on Georg-Büchner-Platz and at the Woog, on the forecourt of the youth hostel.

In Bessungen in the north of the Orangerie, at the future BUND Center for Urban Nature, the Krautschau walk begins already at 16:00.

Interested people can simply come to the starting points – registration is not necessary.

During the walks, attention is drawn to wild plants growing along and on our paths between paving stones, on the curb or between cracks in walls. The various routes of the star walk will finally meet at Karolinenplatz for the joint conclusion at 6:30 pm. Here a final photo is taken together and the action is discussed.

The wild plants on the way to the destination are identified, which is easily doable even for laymen with the help of apps such as Flora Incognita, and then named with chalk. They are thus still a few days for all citizens to recognize. Exciting discoveries are photographed and shared on social media under the hashtag #Krautschau.

The background to the Biodiversity Day campaign, which is taking place in many cities across Germany, is the phenomenon of plant blindness. This refers to the inability to perceive in detail or even remember the plants in one’s environment. The action idea to raise awareness for plants in the city came from France via England to Germany.

In cities, plants are essential for mitigating climate change impacts and providing food for wild bees and other insects. In addition, green joints, for example with mosses, absorb surface water, increase infiltration and bind dust. And at the latest with a closer look, the beauty of the herbs, grasses, mosses and lichens adapted to extreme conditions can be seen with their variety of colors, shapes and flowers.

Exploring Eco-Discourses - an interdisciplinary Research School

From Oct. 09-11, Linguistics will host the workshop “Exploring Eco-Discourses – An Interdisciplinary Research School.”
Young scholars from all disciplines who deal with ‘eco-discourses’ are invited. Here we ask about the role of language and communication in the discourse around ecological issues and problem areas such as Fridays for Future. The focus is on the interdisciplinary networking of the research field as well as the methodological reflection of normative attitudes around ecological issues.

The Call for Papers with all further information can be found here:

The BioDivKultur project is funded by the Research Initiative for Biodiversity Conservation of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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