Science Experience

The direct dialogue with the public is a major challenge of modern science. Right next to the publication of informative brochures and flyers, exhibitions are one of the most effective tools of public outreach.


Dr. Ute Münch 
Tel.: +49 (0)331 288 1079
Fax: +49 (0)331 288 1077

WERTVOLLE ERDE (Valuable Earth)
With its grand opening on January 17, 2013, the co-ordination office, together with the Senckenberg Naturhistorischen Sammlungen Dresden, presented information on natural raw materials in its travelling exhibition "Wertvolle Erde - der Schatz im Untergrund". The exhibitio has been shown in Dresden from January 18 to May 20, 2013 in the Japanischen Palais, before it moved to the Museum Mensch und  Natur in München. Other venues were the Deutsche Bergbau-Museum in Bochum (November 26, 2013 to March 16, 2014) as well as the Museum Koenig in Bonn (April 2 to November 2, 2014). From November 2014 on, the exhibition WERTVOLLE ERDE will become permanently at home at the BGR in Berlin.
More information about the exhibition at

DIE ERDE IM VISIER (Earth in Focus)
Beginning in July 2010 the roving exhibition "Die Erde im Visier (Earth in Focus)" was realised in cooperation with the Museum Mensch und Natur in Munich. Since then, the exhibition informs about the observation of System Earth from space. Until today, the exhibition was shown at the Naturkundemuseum Karlsruhe, at the Sternwarte Bochum, at the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung GEOMAR in Kiel and is currently on display at the Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz.
The last two venues were the Historisch-Technische Museum Peenemünde and the museum fossucTerra in Zürich.
In early March 2014, the exhibition moved to the Sternwarte Bochum, were it will become part of the permanent  display about scientific satellite missions.
More about the exhibition (in German only): 

UNRUHIGE ERDE (Restless Earth)
From September 2006 until October 2009 the co-ordination office managed the travelling exhibition Unruhige Erde (Restless Earth). This exhibition accompanied the research key area "Early Warning Systems Against Natural Hazards".

In 2008 the co-ordination office GEOTECHNOLOGIEN was in the fortunate position to show - in co-operation with the French museum Vulcania - the photo-exhibition ELEMENTS in Germany. The exhibition, featuring volcano photographs Katia and Maurice Krafft, was shown in Germany for the first time ever. Venues have been Krefeld, Bad Dürrenberg and Chemnitz.

IN DIE TIEFE GEHEN (Going Underground)
In 2004 and 2005 the roving exhibition In die Tiefe gehen (Going Underground) was presented at six location throughout Germany - Stuttgart, Dortmund, Leipzig, Munich, Berlin and Bremerhaven. "In die Tiefe gehen" presented an historic as well as an high-tech look into underground monitoring technologies.

In 2002 - the German Year of Geosciences - the R&D-Programme presented the travelling exhibition Forschungsdialog System Erde (Science in Dialogue: System Earth). In venues like shopping malls, town halls and governmental buildings all over Germany, a multi-media terminal and awesome exhibits informed about the daily scientific routine and about spectacular insights into the System Earth. Within an additional project of "Forschungsdialog System Erde", educational materials where developed - and tested on visiting student groups. 

GEOTECHNOLOGIEN ist ein geowissenschaftliches Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprogramm und wird vom Bildungsministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und der Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) gefördert.