Our Common Future Youth Congress 2017

Schüler beim ersten Our Common Future Jugendkongress
Photos: Rupert Warren 
At the first-ever Our Common Future youth congress, 140 students, teachers, and scientists from all over Germany came together in Bremerhaven.
Schüler im Gespräch an ihrem Ausstellungsstand
 
At the "Project Market", a total of 19 teams presented their projects and discussed their experiences and findings.
Schüler zeigen ihr wissenschaftliches Projekt am Beispiel Fahrrad
 
Regardless of whether the research projects are focused on bicycles or climate change, they all have one thing in common:
Schüler arbeiten an ihrem Stand beim Our Common Future Jugendkongress
 
they bring sustainability research to life – together with scientists and without the need for "chalk-and-talk" teaching.
Schüler beim Workshop
 
At workshops held as part of the congress, the students explored topics such as scientific journalism, science start-ups and environmental psychology.
Lehrer und Wissenschaftler im Gespräch beim Our Common Future Jugendkongress
 
During this time, the teachers and scientists were busy with their own workshops and networking opportunities.
Prof. Dr. Eva Quante-Brandt spricht vor Schülern auf dem Our Common Future Jugendkongress
 
The students, teachers, and scientists were welcomed to the congress by Professor Eva Quante-Brandt, Bremen’s senator for science, health, and consumer protection.
Schüler sehen sich die Ausstellung im Klimahaus an
 
How does the climate influence people’s lives? The students visited the exhibition at Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost.
Thomas Reiter posiert für ein Foto mit Schülern
 
Afterwards, former astronaut and ESA official Thomas Reiter gave a talk on space exploration and showed the students how exciting science is.
Teilnehmer während der Paneldiskussion zum Thema
 
The two-day youth congress ended with a panel discussion on the topic of digitization and sustainability.