Following the new website www.ourrhine.eu, www.edu.ourrhine.eu was launched in autumn 2020 during a virtual meeting of the network of visitor centres in the Rhine basin.
Never before has home schooling been as important as in 2020, the year in which the COVID 19 pandemic broke out. At the same time, more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of a clean, intact nature. The visitor centres in the Rhine catchment area have responded to these developments and created a new range of services.
The network of visitor centres in the Rhine catchment area brings together more than twenty visitor centres and museums along the Rhine and its tributaries. The network is supported by the Secretariat of the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine in Koblenz and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.
Each visitor centre is unique with its identical location along the Rhine, but it is also important to tell a common story about the Rhine.
OurRhine.eu is a new website in the form of a Story Map, which tells the story of the Rhine River in an educational way and for public information.
Edu.OurRhine.eu is a new learning environment that interactively introduces pupils to the important functions of this symbolic river.
The Rhine is the lifeline that connects our countries and together we must take good care of it. What do you already know about the Rhine? What is going on under this mysterious water surface? How do people treat the Rhine? These questions are being asked and we want to answer them.
With OurRhine.eu we offer a platform for educational institutions and for informing the public and we create a connection to each other by participating together in Citizen Science studies and theme days like the World Fish Migration Day or the Rhine Clean Up.
Discover the Rhine, our Rhine, OurRhine!