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Lakes in spare time

A project with lots of learning and fun activities for children and young people as well as their families

Now children, young people and their families can learn more about the water quality and plant and animal life in our approx. 200,000 Danish lakes and ponds. At the same time, researchers are being helped to obtain even more knowledge about the lakes. This is done through the development of a number of activities in collaboration with nature schools, libraries, after-school care facilities, voluntary associations, citizens and researchers.

Through the project activities, all children and young people can become junior freshwater biologists and contribute with new data and new knowledge about our lakes. This is also referred to as citizen science or citizen-involving research. The target group of the project is school-age children, young people and their families.

The project contains 4 main activities:

  • Lake suitcases: Borrow a box of equipment inclusive guides and explore the local lake.
  • Lake camps: A camp where children and young people spend time together for 2-3 days doing lake activities.
  • Book a presentation: We offer on-site presentations/activities for groups of at least 25 people
  • Find a lake and help the researchers by taking water samples so that we can gain even more information about lakes in Denmark. Find a lake started with success in 2020 and will run early until 2024.

The project runs from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2025 and is funded by the Villum Foundation.
See more about the project participants under the project partners.

Last Updated 06.04.2022