Girls Day Event at IABP

May 12, 2023

On April the 24th, girls of 5th and 6th grade visited the researchers at the Institute for Acoustics and Building Physics. The focus on this day was on the research of green facades at the University Stuttgart as well as at the Fraunhofer Institute.

On Thursday, April 25th, 2023, 21 girls from fifth and sixth grade participated in the Girl's Day event at IABP. Researchers from the Institute of Acoustics and Building Physics (IABP), the Institute of Landscape Planning and Ecology (ILPÖ), and the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) provided the students with insight into current research on green facades and their daily work.

The tour began with a brief introduction to the UnaTerra facade at Pfaffenwaldring 9 and the urban habitats it creates for insects. The girls, aged 10 to 12, had a lot of fun experimenting with the thermal imaging camera. An important finding was that different building materials have different effects on the natural environment. The research results of the day were recorded in a field protocol and explained by the researchers at the end of the event.

Afterwards, the girls headed to the Fraunhofer Institute where they received a tour from Pia Krause and learned about our latest innovative green facade, the Bio-Div facade/Wild Climate Wall. Afterwards, they recharged with snacks and drinks. To conclude the workshop day, the girls made small insect hotels with reeds and bamboo, which they decorated with dried wildflowers.

At the end, the girls were very satisfied with the workshop. They were allowed to take the crafted insect hotels home with them.

The Girl's Day is considered the largest career orientation project for female students. IABP is pleased to participate in this event and actively support young girls in their educational and career paths.


Institute of Landscape Planning and Ecology
Leonie FischerEva Bender

Institute for Acoustics und Building Physics
Melina Wochner, Moritz Weckmann

Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics
Pia Krause

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