Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Climate Geography

Humboldt Children's Univeristy

At Humboldt-Kinder-Uni (children's university), primary school pupils can attend lectures on various topics.


Lecture on altitude levels of vegetation

Fig.:Umrisse Der Pflanzengeographie (J.C. Ausfeld, H.K.W. Berghaus, A. von Humboldt, J. Perthes, F. Schelle, J.F. Schouw) Bayerische Staatsbibliothek


On September 19, 2019, Christoph Schneider gave a lecture at the Humboldt Children's University on how the plant world adapts to altitude in different mountains of the world. The "Height levels of vegetation" observed by Alexander von Humboldt were then painted by students from various schools in Berlin. The template for the artwork is available as a PDF. Further information about this and other lectures can be found in German on the website of the Kinder-Uni.

This is a selection of the works of art (click on the respective picture to enlarge). The first prize - the book "The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt" by Andrea Wulf - was won by Charlotte (top left).

00_kinderuniCharlotte Erik Helene Malin Lienne Jannick Darja Luisa Oscar