Further education for teachers in the special exhibition
"Diversity counts! An expedition through biodiversity "

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, teachers of Biology (secondary school) and Social studies (primary school) will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the current exhibition of terra mineralia on the diversity of species and the associated school programs for grades 1-12. This training serves to prepare for the visit of the exhibition with the school class and thus the supplement of the lessons in the subjects biology and expertise.

The exhibition "Diversity Counts! An Expedition through Biodiversity "was conceived by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is aimed specifically at children and school classes, as it is interactive and multimedia-based. On the tour of the exhibition, the teachers can try out many stations themselves and then in the hands-on lab of terra mineralia, the "research expedition", the school programs "hawk, clown fish and Co." (grades 1-6) and "Zukunftswerkstatt: Vielfalt" (Grade 7-12). The programs are geared to the methods of playful, exploratory and exploratory learning. The aim of the programs is to show the students the topic of biodiversity as a lifelike and current topic that is already present in their daily lives.

Science communication is of particular importance today, so a new event format has been designed especially for grades 9-12, which is designed as a dialog and thus makes it easier for students of older years to choose their choice of course. It says "Ask the scientist!". The offer should stimulate questions and lead to exciting discussions in the group. The exhibition will be launched with a brief keynote speech on the research topic of the respective scientist. Depending on the topic, the scientist shows in the hands-on lab "Forschungsreise" suitable handpieces and rehearsals or short film contributions and photos.

Participation in the training is free for teachers.
The registration takes place via the information desk of terra mineralia (03731 394654 or fuehrungen@terra-mineralia.de).

7, 8 or 9 AUGUST 2018

Our Teachers’ Info Day during the summer holidays always takes place on Thuesdays till Thursdays of the preparatory week from 10am–12 noon at terra mineralia in Freiberg’s Freudenstein Castle. Each of the terra mineralia and Mineralogical Collection Germany school programmes are individually introduced and parts can even be tried out.

On these days, teachers can learn for free about the offerings for school classes from Freiberg’s three main museum facilities: alongside terra mineralia, the Freiberg Exhibition Mine and Municipal and Mining Museum will also give presentations. The staff responsible are available for conversations to plan the visit of your school class to Freiberg. Afterwards, you can take a tour to get better acquainted with the individual sites.

Date and Event Number August 7 C05144, August 8 C05145, August 9 C05146 Time 10 am-1pm Location the exhibition terra mineralia in Freudenstein Castle, Freiberg Costs The event is free of charge for registered participants who have been admitted by the State Office for School and Education. Registration www.schulportal.sachsen.de/fortbildungen; Deadline 26th June 2018.

The Visitor’s Mine

The Visitor’s Mine is part of TU Bergakademie Freiberg’s research and teaching mine and is one of Saxony’s most important mines. Visitors can experience historic ore mining up close 150 metres below ground in the Reiche Zeche pit. Specific offerings such as the underground educational trail are targeted at schoolchildren. They’ll learn interesting facts about the history of mining in Freiberg and get to know the geology of the Freiberg deposits, as well as aspects of mining technology.

Contact 03731 394571 or info@besucherbergwerk-freiberg.de.

Underground teaching path at the Visitor's Mine, Photo: Detlev Müller

The Freiberg Municipal and Mining Museum

Ore Mountains and miners, silver treasures and masterpieces – all of these are on show in the museum. Priceless exhibits combine with graphic depictions to invite visitors on a journey of discovery through 850 years of municipal and mining history showing the many aspects of life in Freiberg and the region. An extensive accompanying programme for children and young people tailored to the Saxon curriculum provides materials related to the topics touched on in the exhibition. In this way, the museum represents a unique venue for off-site learning capable of providing stimulus for lessons and contributing to the deeper understanding of taught content.

Contact 03731 202512 or info@museum-freiberg.de.

Little miners at the Freiberg Municipal and Mining Museum, Photo: René Jungnickel