UNESCO Wadden Sea World Heritage Centre, Wilhelmshaven
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Wadden Sea’s designation as a World Heritage site, on 29 August 2019 the Wadden Sea Day 2019 will focus on interpretation. With outreach and education at its core, interpretation is an essential factor for broad acceptance and support of the long-term conservation of the Wadden Sea. In order to protect the Wadden Sea’s Outstanding Universal Value it must be known, understood and respected. Outreach and education are obligations that directly result from the World Heritage Convention and inscription on the World Heritage List.
At this year’s Wadden Sea Day we will explore different approaches to communication with residents and visitors, how to implement new technology and educational approaches, how to activate the public for citizen science and communicate scientific research to the public.
Invited are policy-makers, educators, conservation managers, scientists and non-governmental organizations working in the field. Please be aware that the number of participants will be limited to 100 people.
To register please send us an e-mail with your full name and institution by 13 August 2019.
|09:00 – 09:30||Registration|
|09:30 – 10:00||
Opening and welcome addresses
Olaf Lies, Minister of the Environment, Energy & Climate Protection, Lower Saxony
Andreas Wagner, First Mayor of the City of Wilhelmshaven
Brief statements by:
|10:00 – 11:40||
Session I – Education
> 10:10 Why World Heritage sites need interpretation
|11:40 – 13:10||Lunch|
|13:10 – 14:50||
Session II – Citizen and traditional science
> 13:20 Beachexplorer App – Visitors become citizen scientists
|14:50 – 15:50||Coffee break|
|15:50 – 17:00||
> 16:00 Kids ask Adults - Wadden Sea Day edition
|17:00 – 18:30||Reception: 10 years Wadden Sea World Heritage|
The Wadden Sea Day has been organised annually since 2006 with current topics by the National Park Administration Lower Saxon Wadden Sea and the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat. It is sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.