Night Card Sud Kenns du de Minett? TUTTI FRUTTI
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Training for teachers: Vegetation of the opencast mining areas

Development and Renaturation

© Marc Weis

The habitat and species diversity of the former open-cast mining areas of the Minette – An excursion on the topic of “Development and Renaturation”. The excursion takes up a topic of particular interest to people living, learning and teaching in the southern region. It is about the former open-cast mining of ore, which profoundly reshaped the landscape, and the recolonisation of the open-cast mining areas by plants and animals that began after its abandonment. Today, the former moonscapes are often integrated into national and international protected areas because of their habitat and species diversity. How did today’s diversity, uniqueness and beauty of the areas come about? How can they be preserved?


The participants will get to know the advantages of visual instruction in the field.

After the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Estimate potentials of outdoor learning places.
  • Plan and implement their own small projects.


The participants:

  • acquire basic knowledge on plant identification, biotope type identification, biodiversity
  • will receive information on open-cast mining areas using the example of the Haard, which can also be conveyed on excursions to other open-cast mining areas in the Minetteregion.


The excursion would like to encourage teachers to integrate the aspects dealt with into (biology) lessons and to offer comparable short and day excursions for classes or working groups.

© Marc Weis

Pratical details:

The training for teacher will be organized on Saturday, the 9th of July between 9.30am and 12.30pm in the nature reserve Haard in Dudelange. The meeting point for the participants is the parking lot at the intersection of the Rue Schortgen and the Route de Kayl.

All teachers can sign up here.