Edutainment | Science Lab – Kids exploring the world
Workshop for Kids and Teens
with Ulrike Albrecht & Team
Why does a compass always point north? Why does the sound of thunder come after you see the lightning? Why do icebergs float? Why do things fall to the ground, and why do raindrops get stuck on branches, ... why, ... why, … why?
Children have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and want to discover and understand the world with all their senses. The ScienceLab educational institution at Schloss Elmau offers a research program for preschoolers and elementary school-age children to explore interesting phenomena in nature, technology and the environment, and to show the what’s behind the amazingness.
In our ScienceLab experimentation courses, the children can ask questions and speculate about the prepared topics at any time, and test their own hypotheses with exciting experiments. The curious young researchers are supported by well-educated course instructors, and guided to find their answers independently with targeted questions. This lets the children immediately incorporate the experience into their own real-life world and benefit from the fact that they figured it out themselves. Besides the joy that the kids experience in the process, they simultaneously take on board the tools for an analytical approach to questions as they journey through life, as well as the insight that “research is fun!”
During the Research Weeks, e.g., the following topics will be on the agenda:
Exciting Electricity The Blue Planet Humans and Their Senses Magnetism Invisible Things in Our World
We look forward to a lot of curious researchers!
28 June – 2 July 2021 10:00 – 11.30 & 11.45 – 13.15
5 July – 9 July 2021 10:00 – 11.30 & 11:45 – 13:15
12 July – 16 July 2021 10:00 – 11:30 & 11:45 – 13:15
9 – 13 August 2021 10:00 – 11.30 & 11.45 – 13.15
16 – 20 August 2021 10:00 – 11.30 & 11.45 – 13.15
30 August – 3 September 2021 10:00 – 11.30 & 11.45 – 13.15
Please note that you must register your child with the Hospitality Desk one last time and in person, and give Schloss Elmau written permission to look after your child, before the start of the program. For the first unit of the program, the child must be personally handed over to the Kids caregivers by a parent or guardian.
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Schloss Elmau is located in a natural preserve and makes every effort to reduce its CO2 foot print to a minimum. Along with our dedication to the care of our guests, Schloss Elmau strives to embrace an ethos that is mindful of the planet. For this reason, we heat Schloss Elmau by burning wood waste from the surrounding forests in our 1 MW wood chip power plant. As a backup and to cover peak demand we use our own combined heat and power cogeneration plant (CHP) which is fired by gas and generates 50% of our electricity. Our own hydroelectric power station, which has been in operation for more than 100 years, contributes another 15%. In addition we have reduced electric power consumption by using LED lamps developed in-house and using software to limit peak demand.
Halogen spots – which are still necessary for aesthetic reasons – are dimmed to just 2% of their possible output. Plastic straws have long been replaced with bamboo straws and plastic bottles with glass bottles. We only use and offer drinking water from our own high quality and mineral rich mountain source. All our trout, meat and dairy products are produced by bio-farmers in our region. Amenities are made with natural ingredients and come in reusable packaging. Food waste is disposed of in a biogas plant nearby. Waste glass and waste paper are recycled. Insulation of both hotels, which were build in 2007 and 2015 with local construction companies, exceed the European Energy Conservation ENEV) Criteria by more than 20%.
Awards & accoldades
Ranking "Die 101 besten Hotels Deutschlands" 2020 2nd place & Best Resort Conde Nast (UK) 2021 Gold List Best Hotels in Europe Bilanz (CH) 2020 # 1 in the ranking of europe´s best resorts Bilanz (CH) 2019 # 2 in the Ranking of the World´s Best Spas Handelsblatt CH 2020, Best Spa in the Alps, Wellnessheaven D 2020, #1 Wellness Hotel Travel & Leisure USA 2019, # 1 Best Destination Spa in the World