Zechenpark becomes a “green” place of learning

Education in Kamp-Lintfort
Zechenpark becomes a “green” place of learning

The program is set: The “Green Class” invites children and young people to explore nature and tackle topics such as horticulture, nutrition and much more.

Watching animals, exploring wild meadows, playing sports or learning something about the history of the mine, all this and much more is the content of an unusually varied course program that the city of Kamp-Lintfort will offer to from April 25 of this year on the former mine site offered by Friedrich-Heinrich-Allee. Under the title “Green class in the Zechenpark”, children and young people in particular, but also families and interested adults, are invited to take part in courses and workshops on nature, climate and environmental protection , society, culture, horticulture, nutrition, health and to inform many other topics.

“We had something similar two years ago as part of the National Horticultural Show 2020,” explained Monday the first city councilor and vice-president of the still active Laga development association, Christoph Müllmann, during the official presentation of the program in the former colliery. -Schirhof. They now want to revive it and even make it a permanent installation. This revitalization is made possible thanks to the generous funding of the North Rhine-Westphalia foundation “Environment and Development” in the amount of 94,000 euros, as SPD deputy and board member René Schneider reported on Monday: “The Coal Park,” he continues, “is being developed into a multi-purpose center of the city. The “green classroom” makes an important contribution to this. The responsible project manager, Anne Probst, was delighted to agree.

She and her assistant Jonas Schmitz had prepared a small slideshow for the presentation and described some of the elements of the program in more detail. For example, there will be a conference on the history of domestic animals with the “Kalisto” educational farm located in the coal mine park, and the Bas-Rhin Gauche Lineg Sanitation Cooperative will offer a course on local ecology. some water. In addition, the creation of a small vegetable garden is planned and, according to Anne Probst, the theme of fitness will also play a role.

“Although our target groups are mainly kindergartens and school classes from grades 1 to 13, we are also looking forward to other groups of children and young people and, of course, families and individuals. . We were able to win many cooperation partners for our program and will certainly find a suitable offer for everyone.

The palette ranges from one-off conferences and campaigns to longer workshops. They will all take place mainly outdoors and in the Zechenpark throughout the summer until the start of the autumn holidays. For a lesson of 60 to 90 minutes, the price is generally three euros per person. Any deviations are indicated in the respective course description. More information on the Internet at:


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