On the de Hoge Rielen domain, there are three interesting biotopes: water, heath and forest.
During the biotope studies, you will take on the role of a nature researcher and study the typical living conditions of animals and plants. You will discover how everything is related.
The biotope studies consist of fun assignments and small experiments which sharpen your research techniques so that you too become an expert.
Water biotope study
Keep your scoop nets at the ready! Catch aquatic creatures from the frog quarter or the culm pit and get to know them better. Observe how they breathe and how they move. What do they look like at different stages of their lives? What do your findings say about the water quality?
Heath biotope study
What are the typical characteristics of a heath? How does it differ from the forest and why do we need this specific biotope? Grab a search map and a soil auger and examine the soil composition, vegetation, animal tracks and insects.
Forest biotope study
A forest is more than just a ‘collection’ of trees. You will look at the forest from different angles: the incidence of light, the humidity, the composition of the soil, the layers of vegetation, the plants, the animals, animal tracks, etc. The biotope study workshop invites you to collect data in groups and to search together for connections.
- Age: 8 - 16 years
- Number of participants: minimum 12 and maximum 25
- Duration: 2 hours