Environmental policy 3.0 - The German Environmental Specimen Bank at the Festival of the Future

Created at September 06, 2016

Visit us at the anniversary event of the Federal Environment Ministry on 10/11 September 2016 in Berlin

The Federal Environment Ministry celebrates its 30th birthday and the Environmental Specimen Bank is featured with three activities on this festival.

Kid's Laboratory

Under expert guidance children and adoslescent can experiment  with liquid nitrogen and learn how the Environmental Specimen Bank prepares and archives its samples.

TrackLarus - flying with the gulls

For almost 30 years, gull eggs are used by the Environmental Specimen Bank to investigate pollution changes in the coastal zone. In the research project TrackLarus gulls have been equipped with solar-powered GPS transmitters to track their routes. Aim of the project is a better understanding of the feeding ecology of gulls and to locate pollution sources. Experts explain the structure of the one-year project and the routes of the birds by means of several diagrams. Posters are available for visitors free of charge.

epiLab - the mobile laboratory

In addition to environmental samples, the Environmental Specimen Bank also collects human samples (blood, urine) of young adults. These samples are taken in a highly advanced mobile laboratory at four locations in Germany. The lab truck is on site and experts will explain the exposure of humans to selected chemicals in recent decades.

The Federal Environment Agency is looking forward to your visit!

Event website | Interactive Kid‘s Lab | Lab Truck | Location

Associated events

September 09, 2016 until September 10, 2016

Environmental policy 3.0 - The Festival of the Future

30 years Federal Environment Ministry - Cities Nature Life