RCE Munich[type]


RCE BenE München
Ledererstraße 17 80331 München
GMIN2T Flächenprojekt
Basic Information
Title of project : 
GMIN2T Flächenprojekt
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Munich
Contributing organization(s) : 
Ignaz-Günther-Gymnasium Rosenheim, RCE Hangzhou, PMI Germany Chapter e.V., Wasserwirtschaftsamt Rosenheim, MucLabs
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Sabine Leise
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Munich (RCE BenE München)
Dr. Thomas Grillenbeck
Organizational Affiliation: 
Ignaz-Günther-Gymnasium Rosenheim
Dominik Sprenger
Organizational Affiliation: 
RCE Hangzhou
Werner Waldner
Organizational Affiliation: 
PMI Germany Chapter e.V.
Dr. Thomas Bittl
Organizational Affiliation: 
Wasserwirtschaftsamt Rosenheim
Dr. Andreas Kratzer
Organizational Affiliation: 
Format of project: 
PPP, Poster
Language of project: 
Englisch / Deutsch
Date of submission:
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Additional resources: 
At what level is the policy operating?: 
Climate Change
At what level is the policy operating?: 
Geographical & Education Information
Address of focal point institution for project: 
RCE BenE München
Ledererstraße 17
80331 München

Target Audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
The independent city of Rosenheim is located in the administrative district of Upper Bavaria in the foothills of the Alps, at the confluence of the Mangfall and Inn rivers. The medium-sized city is surrounded by the district of Rosenheim and is also its administrative center. With a population of about 64,000, Rosenheim is the third largest city in Upper Bavaria after Munich and Ingolstadt and one of 23 major Bavarian centers.
Hangzhou is the capital of China's Zhejiang province, one of China's 15 sub-provincial cities and the center of the Hangzhou metropolitan region. The actual city region has over nine million inhabitants and is located at the mouth of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou Bay.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
Water bodies and adjacent habitats are among the "hotspots" of biodiversity. However, they are also used by humans in many ways. For example, many water bodies have been straightened, the passability for fish and other aquatic animals has been impaired by falls and weirs, and habitats have been lost. But also material inputs and water withdrawals can pollute our rivers and lakes. Many aquatic species are therefore endangered.
September, 2021
In Germany / Bavaria, so-called project seminars are offered as part of school education in grades 11 & 12. These are specialized seminars in which the students deal with a topic in depth. The area of flowing waters and their changes in the course of climate change, including the loss of biodiversity in and around water bodies, shows the students the systemic connections between climate change and concrete changes in their habitat (ecosystem). In their home, after understanding connections, they can take action and advocate for ecosystems. In addition, they can inform friends, family & citizens of the region about the connections.
The online exchange between the students in Rosenheim and Hangzhou opens everyone's eyes to the different cultures and clarifies different or similar problem situations in the world.
Task: The temperature regime of the Mangfall - an analysis against the background of climate change and existing uses. The assignment was given to the project group by the Rosenheim Water Management Office and consists of the collection of reliable data (temperature and oxygen) and their subsequent processing for a public presentation. Data and researched facts (fish species, sensitive life stages, legal requirements, etc.) are to be communicated to the public so that they are made aware of this problem. Different target groups are to be considered. The project team took temperature and oxygen measurements from the Mangfall River and the Mangfall Canal at regular intervals from April to September at four different locations. After completion of the measurements, the collected measured values were compiled and evaluated.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
Self-organization of the project group, regular temperature and oxygen measurements, creation of data diagrams, research on changes in the ecosystem of the Mangfall, inclusion of the results in the presentations, presentation of the project at the River Day in Rosenheim, presentation of the project results at an event in the Inn Museum (the presentation is still integrated into the current exhibition, information about the project to the local press, presentation of the project results in the school context.
Preparation of a presentation and online-presentation of the projects in English by the Rosenheim group and a group of students in Hangzhou.
Size of academic audience: 
300 Personen
Using the example of the Mangfall between Bad Aibling and Rosenheim, it was investigated how water temperatures change along the flow section and what influences lateral inflows but also outlets such as the Mangfall Canal or large unshaded shallow water areas have here. These temperature data were then also compared with the requirements of the typical river fish species of the Mangfall.
s part of the project seminar, a digital exchange took place with a Chinese school class from Hangzhou. The students presented their region/cities and their water projects to each other in English. Both groups had created presentations for this purpose. The Rosenheim group explained their project topic: "The temperature regime of the Mangfall - an analysis against the background of climate change and existing uses" and the Chinese group presented their topic: "Sewage water recycling system at Hangzhou Middle School" - (the project includes taking water samples from the Qiantang River)". The German-Chinese exchange took place online and was jointly organized by RCE Munich and RCE Hangzhou.
Lessons learned: 
For the P-Seminar in Rosenheim, the first challenge was the self-organization of the project. Here, the students were supported by PMI Germany Chapter and learned how project management works in a goal-oriented way. Nevertheless, the organization of a reliable measurement group was not easy. The thematic support by the client, the Water Management Office Rosenheim, facilitated the participation of the students with a booth at the River Day Rosenheim and the final presentation at the Inn Museum Rosenheim, as well as the participation in the exhibition. On ESD, the students were supported and informed by the RCE Munich, the RCE Munich was available for all questions and concerns of the students and gave methodical workshops on ESD.
Group processes made the work difficult in some phases, but looking at the results, the group in Rosenheim and Hangzhou fulfilled all requirements and could proudly present their results to each other. The Rosenheim group was even able to present their results at the Inn Museum and the local press reported on it.
Key messages: 
Due to a wide variety of influencing factors, the "Mangfall" habitat can be destroyed for many of the creatures that live there. A currently very topical issue also plays a decisive role here, for example: climate change. The water temperature continues to rise, which in turn decreases the solubility of oxygen in the water. An increased water temperature, however, stimulates the circulation of the fish and thus the oxygen demand of the cold-blooded animals is increased. The higher the temperatures rise, the more problematic the oxygen supply becomes for the fish.
the fish.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
Our project "Bee The Change" also deals with biodiversity and climate change. It is a project on species protection for bees & insects and supports Munich schools in the construction of insect hotels with professional expertise also on insect-friendly greening of school gardens / unsealed school area.
RCE Munich, RCE Hangzhou, PMI Germany Chapter e.V. and MucLabs supported the project on a voluntary basis.
The P-Seminar was part of the school lessons at the Ignaz-Günther-Gymnasium Rosenheim, the project and the presentation of the students from Hangzhou as well.
The client, the Rosenheim Water Management Office, provided the measuring equipment and was in continuous exchange with the project group in Rosenheim.


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Image icon Plakat The temperature regime of the Mangfall .jpeg (1.7 MB) The temperature regime of the Mangfall P-Seminar GMIN2T Rosenheim
References and reference materials: 
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages 
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 
SDG 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
Plants & Animals 
ESD for 2030-Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Priority Action Area 4 - Mobilizing youth 
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 
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