Müggelsee Nature Learning Site

New first grade at the extracurricular learning site Müggelsee and Mitte

Berlin Cosmopolitan School now extends the existing model of education and does not only teach in a building. We also teach in nature. Therefore, our students in the first two classes will find their learning spaces in Berlin Mitte and in nature, at Müggelsee.

Catering and clubs take place at the respective teaching location. Transport is organised daily. Buses will take the children to where they are taught: both in Mitte and at Müggelsee in the forest. Our income-related fees include the cost of the bus.

We put our focus on nature

With this project, we are consciously putting our focus on nature and the ecological challenges of our time. We have set ourselves the goal of transforming the existing hotel building into a climate-neutral place of learning for leisure, education and work for young and old in the next few years.

To make this happen, we want to work with the political and community business communities to develop a new place of learning where all children and young people can develop into compassionate and lifelong learners in an inclusive and equal-opportunity way. We will also continue to offer interesting packages for our adult guests of the hotel and resort.

 

Promoting individual competencies

Our learning methods and learning content in nature promote core competencies such as problem solving or team spirit. The tasks that lifelong learners explore will carry them into their environment and into the world. In this way, our Nature Campus at Müggelsee can also make a positive contribution to solving ecological challenges.

This is how you can reach us at Müggelsee

nature@cosmopolitanschool.de

Müggelheimer Damm 145

12559 Berlin-Köpenick 

Primary Experiences in Nature

Our educators regularly spend time with children in nature and have developed our concept for several age groups. In 2017, based on more than 15 years of experience, we founded our own forest school on our own piece of forest and published the concept in our own book “Waldtage” 2022.

Our forest school and nature school are schools for every age group. This can be done in different ways for example through outdoor lessons, horticulture or excursions to nearby and more distant nature.

Our nature school is compatible with the school and kindergarten because it is a way to connect the students, pre-school and kindergarten children with nature. This enables children and young people to learn more about nature and understand it better.

Learning in nature helps students, pre-school and kindergarten children in different ways. Firstly, they can understand and retain things better in nature because they learn with all their senses and because they also learn in a stress-free and pleasant environment.

In addition, our pupils, pre-school and kindergarten children build a positive and lasting relationship with the natural world through our nature school. They thus automatically know, appreciate, engage with and protect nature today and in the future.