International Science Camp in Kappeln, September 2 - 6, 2013

International Science Camp in Kappeln, September 2 - 6, 2013

Camp organizers are BSP-Denmark in cooperation with Klaus Harms Schule; The Kappeln Gymnasium (BSP-Germany) and Leibniz Insttute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde. BSP-DK is responsible for the project.

The camp is expected to include up to 150 participants, ie. 1 teacher and 4-5 students from 20-30 schools in the BSP- countries. Participants accommodate in their own tents, and are responsible for the transport to Kappeln, located on the Baltic Sea coast, near Flensburg in Germany. Students and teachers from primary and secondary schools can participate. Fee for food and participation is 40 Euro each participant. Participants from all BSP-countries are invited to attend. Camp language is English. It is possible to apply for camp fee grants, but transportation will be at each own cost.

Institute in Warnemünde provide teachers and equipment to a number of exciting "hands-on" experiments with focus on the Baltic Sea and the specific environmental, biological conditions here.

Kappeln Gymnasium provide the camp ground, toilets, canteen and rooms for meetings.

The daily program consists of breakfast, information on today's program, morning workshops, lunch, afternoon workshops, dinner and shared, social evening activities. Student Groups of 20 students (and 4 teachers) switches between the different workshops so participants can try out the 6 different workshops. Participating teachers will assist the groups and at workshop activities.

Monday, September 2nd Arrival, managing tents, dinner at 18
Evening activities organized by BSP-DK, building, get-together

Tuesday, September 3rd Morning and afternoon, groups work in workshops.
Evening; activities organized by the German high school

Wednesday, September 4th Morning and afternoon, groups work in workshops.
Evening; activities organized by the international participants

Thursday, September 5th Morning and afternoon, groups work in workshops.
Evening; activities organized by BSP-DK

Friday, September 6th Breakfast, joint session, clearing camp ground, departure time. (Noon?)

Examples of workshops:
• Water analyzes in the field, such as salinity and density, the correlation between measurements in the Baltic Sea and in the inflowing rivers. Different sampling and measurement procedures, advantages and disadvantages. Zoo-plankton, sediment samples. Some teams may make measurements from the boat.

• Climate-related analyzes of marine fauna and flora, signs of climate changes.

• Water treatment. Comparison between runoff, purified water from cleaning plant in Kappeln, and
water samples, students can get from the surrounding habitats.

• Fishing methods. Attempt to catch fish with old methods. Cod, herring, flounder. Consequences for the
marine environment.

• The newly developed South Baltic WEB-lab programs in practice, requires PC access

• Research in school, sessions with relevant news from the researchers.

Workshop list is peliminary and there may be changes in the program. Arrival and departure dates is fixed.

— kohas nimega Gymnasium Klaus-Harms-Schule.


More pictures.



Contact person: Søren Levring, slev @


Within the frame of the EU funded project „ South Baltic WebLab“, scientists and technicians at the Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Warnemünde (IOW) research gets prepared for a Science Camp with pupils. More than 100 students and its accompanying teacher from almost all Baltic Sea countries participate. This initiative aims to attract young people at an early stage for this challenging field of science. Attractive offers ranging from short lectures, applying of eLaerning modules, hands-on experiments to sampling onboard the IOW workboat “Klaashahn” and investigating of the derived samples.


“The South Baltic WebLab”:

UNESCO „Baltic Sea Project“:


Kontakt für Rückfragen:


Dr. Sven Hille



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