Botanika Bremen - experiencing species diversity
Improving society's acceptance of nature conservation: Centres for conservation information and education, participation models
City of Bremen
02/2001 - 12/2004 (Main project)
The role and objective of the 'Botanika' visitor information centre is to present the contents and aims of the international Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), making use of examples from this botanical garden, which specializes in the very species-rich genus of Rhododendrons, and its visitor information centre. Housed in a modern building, the centre presents visitors with information on a number of levels. With displays and unexpected effects, visitors are guided through the underworld, the microcosm and macrocosm, concluding with a direct encounter with the fascinating diversity of Rhododendrons in glasshouses subdivided to represent geographical regions. This testing and development approach is built around an 'inward communication strategy' (didactic education) and an 'external communication strategy' (company philosophy, marketing, and cooperation arrangements).
'Botanika' is open since June 2003.
In-process scientific studies are planned.
Project executing agencies:
Free and Hanseatic city of Bremen (Main project and In-process scientific studies)
Senator für Bau und Umwelt (Senator for construction and environment)Ansgaritorstr. 2
28195 Bremen, Germany
Liaison within BfN:
Dr. Christiane Schell, Unit FG I 2.2
Project funding agencies:
BfN, Free and Hanseatic city of Bremen
Level of funding:
4.36 million €
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