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Forest use vs. forest protection

From wood production to biodiversity conservation and climate regulation: forests provide a multitude of services to society.

However, varying demands or emphasis towards particular services may result in conflicts of interest. To ensure sustainable forest management, the provision of valuable ecosystem services, and the maintenance of biodiversity in the long-term, we need to base our decisions on the best available data and scientific knowledge, and to consider potentially resulting trade-offs. In MULTIPLIERS, students will engage with scientists, foresters, nature conservation managers, and other relevant actors. Hands-on training will take place, for instance, in demonstration sites with so-called marteloscopes, where the ecological and economic value of trees can be investigated in training and educational exercises in the forest. These real-life examples will increase students’ commitment and willingness/ability to discuss complex topics and trade-offs, to make decisions based on economic, ecological, cultural, and social perspectives on forests, to find compromises, and to develop different pathways for action. This activity will first take place in Sweden and is later planned to occur in Germany.

Forest use vs. forest protection
Forest use vs. forest protection
Multipliers Open Science Community gets active in Slovenia with outdoor lesson in the forest

Multipliers Open Science Community gets active in Slovenia with outdoor lesson in the forest

Jul 4, 2022
The Multipliers Open Science Community (OSC) in Slovenia is getting active! On 16 June, the project’s OSC partner Slovenian Forestry Institute (SFI) conducted a workshop at the Betnava Forest, in the city of Maribor, attended by 21 students of the gymnasium school II. gimnazija Maribor. Dr Urša Vilhar, from SFI’s Department of Forest Ecology, introduced …
How can marteloscopes contribute to forest and science education? An interview with Lisa Hafer, WaldHaus Freiburg

How can marteloscopes contribute to forest and science education? An interview with Lisa Hafer, WaldHaus Freiburg

Apr 27, 2022
One of the main goals of MULTIPLIERS is to empower students through science education to participate in decision-making matters that affect their lives. The project will develop learning activities with real-life challenges as starting points, giving students access to authentic settings to make science classes more concrete and engaging. Activities will be based on six …
What is Open Schooling? The MULTIPLIERS approach to build inclusive and long-lasting learning communities

What is Open Schooling? The MULTIPLIERS approach to build inclusive and long-lasting learning communities

Apr 19, 2022
Modern societies are facing a wide range of complex challenges, such as fighting climate change, protecting the environment, promoting healthy living and fighting pandemics such as COVID-19, among others. To successfully prepare for and address such challenges, citizens must actively engage in public dialogue on scientific issues and participate responsibly in science-informed decision making. Still, …
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Apr 14, 2022
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Enabling the enablers – when pupils become knowledge MULTIPLIERS

Enabling the enablers – when pupils become knowledge MULTIPLIERS

Mar 29, 2022
“Base decision on facts, not on beliefs” – Kick-off Meeting of MULTIPLIERS project by Gesche Schifferdecker and Rosa Castañeda In schools, science is often presented in an abstract way and without a context – but if we want to get young people interested, topics need to be relevant to their everyday life. This is the …