New Climate Protection App in use
A new game app turns children and young people at the School-Environment Centre Berlin-Mitte into veritable climate heroes.
here they can measure the height of a tree and the circumference of its trunk. “In our app you then discover how much carbon it can store, what that has to do with the climate, how much water it needs in summer and which trees are particularly heat-resistant”, explains Anna Beniermann, research associate in the Department of Research Biology Education at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
In the project “gamification for Climate Action”, she and her colleagues together with game designers created an app that enables school students to learn more about climate protection in a fun way. Starting in September, that app will be tested in classes 5 to 8 at the School-Environment Centre. “Groups of students will be given a tablet which they can use to find answers questions in various stages. The content of the app has already been discussed with teachers and interested visitors at the School Garden Day in the School-Environment Centre and during the Long Night of Science. At the 2023 German Innovation Award for climate and Environment the project came in second place in the category “Initiatives”.